Department of Organization

Associate professor

Room: KIL/14.A-4.56
Cornel Ban

Cornel Ban is an associate professor of International Political economy at Copenhagen Business School. Prior to this he was a Reader at City University of London, assistant professor at Boston University and research fellow at Brown University in the United States. He wrote two books and two dozen articles and book chapters on the politics of economic expertise, policy shifts in international financial institutions and the politics of capitalist diversity in Brazil, Spain, Hungary and Romania.

His book (Ruling Ideas: How Neoliberalism Goes Local, Oxford University Press, 2016) received the political economy award for 2017 of the British International Studies Association.

Currently, Cornel works on growth regimes, the role of state and finance in decarbonization and the political economy of industrial policy.

Primary research areas

•    International political economy
•    Sociology of institutions and professions
•    Comparative political economy

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•    Europe and Global Megatrends
•    Business and Global Governance
•    Philosophy of Social Science

Selected publications

Ban, Cornel, and Dorothee Bohle. "Definancialization, financial repression and policy continuity in East-Central Europe." Review of International Political Economy 28.4 (2021): 874-897.
Helgadóttir, Oddný, and Cornel Ban. "Managing macroeconomic neoliberalism: capital and the resilience of the rational expectations assumption since the Great Recession." New political economy 26.5 (2021): 869-884.
Ban, Cornel, Gabor Scheiring, and Mihai Vasile. "The political economy of national-neoliberalism." European Politics and Society (2021): 1-19.
Ban, Cornel, and Bryan Patenaude. "The professional politics of the austerity debate: A comparative field analysis of the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund." Public administration 97.3 (2019): 530-545.


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Cornel Ban / Business Factions, Populists, and the Social Bloc Perspective : The Case of FDI-led Growth Regimes.
In: Business and Populism: The Odd Couple?. . ed. /Magnus Feldmann; Glenn Morgan. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2023, p. 158-180
Book chapter > peer review
Cornel Ban; Gabor Scheiring; Mihai Vasile / The Political Economy of National-neoliberalism
In: European Politics and Society, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2.2023, p. 96-114
Journal article > peer review
Cornel Ban; Dorothee Bohle; Marek Naczyk / A Perfect Storm : COVID-19 and the Reorganisation of the German Meat Industry.
In: Transfer: European review of Labour and Research, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2.2022, p. 101-118
Journal article > peer review
Cornel Ban; Clara Volintiru / A Tale of Two Peripheries : The Euro Accession in Bulgaria and Romania.
In: The Political Economy of the Eurozone in Central and Eastern Europe: Why In, Why Out?. . ed. /Krisztina Arató; Boglárka Koller; Anita Pelle. Abingdon : Routledge 2022, p. 255-274 (Europa Perspectives on the EU Single Market)
Book chapter > peer review
Cornel Ban; Oddný Helgadóttir / Financialization and Growth Regimes
In: Diminishing Returns: The New Politics of Growth and Stagnation. . ed. /Mark Blyth; Jonas Pontusson; Lucio Baccaro. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2022, p. 351-374
Book chapter > peer review
Cornel Ban / Inter-imperiality : A Political Economy Reading.
In: Transilvania, No. 10, 2022, p. 15-22
Journal article > peer review
Cornel Ban; Dragos Adascalitei / The FDI-led Growth Models of the East-Central and South-Eastern European
In: Diminishing Returns: The New Politics of Growth and Stagnation. . ed. /Mark Blyth; Jonas Pontusson; Lucio Baccaro. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2022, p. 189-211
Book chapter > peer review
Marek Naczyk; Cornel Ban / The Sputnik V Moment : Biotech, Biowarfare and COVID-19 Vaccine Development in Russia and in Former Soviet Satellite States.
In: East European Politics, Vol. 38, No. 4, 2022, p. 571-593
Journal article > peer review
Cornel Ban / Central Banking in Pandemic Times
In: Global Perspectives, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2021
Cornel Ban; Dorothee Bohle / Definancialization, Financial Repression and Policy Continuity in East-Central Europe
In: Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 28, No. 4, 8.2021, p. 874-897
Journal article > peer review
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Outside activities
Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
(7.5 hours Fridays)
Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Researcher in EEA grant PRECWORC (1 hour per week)

Bistrita-Nasaud country government, Romania
Research coordinator for regional development strategy (1 hour per week)
Ebert Stiftung Foundation, Romania
Ebert Stiftung Foundation, Romania
Giving a talk for discussant
Ebert Stiftung Foundation, Romania
Writing a research report on employee participation
AA Consulting, Ireland
Writing a research memo on personal income tax collection
Romanian Daily Libertatea
4 op-ed pieces
Ebert Stiftung Foundation, Romania
Eastern Focus, Romania
City University of London
Last wages
Ebert Stiftung Romania
Policy advice on tax collection reform