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 has been 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 a dozen articles and book chapters on the politics of economic expertise and income distribution, macroeconomic policy shifts and organizational shifts in international financial institutions and capitalist diversity in Brazil, Spain and Romania.

His most recent book (Ruling Ideas: How Neoliberalism Goes Local, Oxford University Press, 2018) received the political economy award for 2017 of the British International Studies Association.

He is currently working on growth regimes, finance and the climate crisis, and the political economy of the entrepreneurial state.

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

(2018) “The Professional Politics of the Austerity Debate: Comparing the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund” Public Administration, doi: 10.1111/padm.12561. (with Bryan Patenaude)
(2016) "Banking on Bonds: The New Links Between States and Markets." Journal of Common Market Studies, 54 (3): 493-772 (with Daniela Gabor).
(2016) Ruling Ideas: How Global Neoliberalism Goes Local, Oxford University Press, (BISA-IPEG award)
(2015) “Austerity versus Stimulus? Explaining Change on Fiscal Policy at the International Monetary Fund since the Great Recession," Governance, 28 (2): 167-183.
(2015) “Recalibrating Policy Orthodoxy: The IMF since the Great Recession," Governance, 28 (2): 131, 146 (with Kevin Gallagher).
(2013) “Brazil’s Liberal Neo-Developmentalism: Edited Orthodoxy or New Policy Paradigm?” Review of International Political Economy, 20 (2): 298-331.

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Cornel Ban / Ben Clift’s The IMF and the Politics of Austerity
In: Comparative European Politics, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2.2020, p. 78-84
Book review > peer review
Cornel Ban; Dorothee Bohle / Definancialization, Financial Repression and Policy Continuity in East-Central Europe
In: Review of International Political Economy, 18.8.2020
Journal article > peer review
Cornel Ban; Alexandra Rusu / Pauperitatea fiscala României : Ce o explica si ce se (mai) poate face.
București : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Romania 2020, 46 p. (Economie si finante)
Working paper
Cornel Ban; Alexandra Rusu / Romania's Weak Fiscal State : What Explains It and What Can (Still) Be Done About It.
Bucharest : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Romania 2020, 36 p. (Economy and finance)
Working paper
Cornel Ban / Scandinavian Social-democracy and the Economics of Reformism (1890-1940)
In: Revista Transilvania, No. 5, 2020
Journal article > peer review
Cornel Ban / The Economic and Monetary Union : How Did the Euro Area Get a Lender of Last Resort?.
In: Governance and Politics in the Post-Crisis European Union . ed. /Ramona Coman; Amandine Crespy; Vivien A. Schmidt. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2020, p. 179-195
Book chapter > peer review
Cornel Ban; Dragos Adascalitei / The FDI-led Growth Regimes of the East-Central and the South-East European Periphery
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [wp] 2020, 45 p. (CBDS Working Paper, No. 2020/2)
Working paper
Cornel Ban / Beyond Social Science Naturalism : The Case for Ecumenical Interpretivism.
In: Critical Review, Vol. 31, No. 3-4, 2.10.2019, p. 454-461
Journal article > peer review
Cornel Ban / Dependent Development at a Crossroads? : Romanian Capitalism and Its Contradictions.
In: West European Politics, Vol. 42, No. 5, 2019, p. 1041-1068
Journal article > peer review
Cornel Ban; Shanuki Tillekeratne / The Managerial Elite of Development Banks
Boston : The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University 2019, 12 p. (GEGI Working Paper, No. 28)
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Ebert Stiftung Foundation, Romania
Eastern Focus, Romania
City University of London
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Ebert Stiftung Romania
Policy advice on tax collection reform