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; 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 2021, p. 255-274 (Europa Perspectives on the EU Single Market)
Book chapter > 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
Oddný Helgadóttir; Cornel Ban / Managing Macroeconomic Neoliberalism : Capital and the Resilience of the Rational Expectations Assumption since the Great Recession.
In: New Political Economy, Vol. 26, No. 5, 10.2021, p. 869-884
Journal article > peer review
Cornel Ban / Organizing State Intervention in an Authoritarian State : From Fascist Import Substitution to French Developmentalism in Postwar Spain.
In: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Sociologia, Vol. 66, No. 1, 6.2021, p. 5-28
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Cornel Ban; Sorin Gog / PNRR şi căile ferate : O ocazie istorică pentru a acoperi deficitul de transport durabil în România.
București : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Romania 2021, 15 p. (Economie si finante)
Working paper
Cornel Ban / The Era of the ‘East European Tigers’ Might Be Over
In: The Progressive Post, No. 17, 2021, p. 37-40
Journal article
Valer Simion Cosma; Cornel Ban; Daniela Gabor / The Human Cost of Fresh Food : Romanian Workers and Germany’s Food Supply Chains.
In: Review of Agrarian Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2021
Journal article > peer review
Cornel Ban / The Organizational Foundations of the IMF's Doctrinal Turn on Fiscal Policy after the Great Recession
In: Constitutional Law and the EU Balanced Budget Principle. ed. /Elena-Simina Tănăsescu; Eric Oliva. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, p. 228-251
Book chapter > peer review
Cornel Ban; Gabor Scheiring; Mihai Vasile / The Political Economy of National-neoliberalism
In: European Politics and Society, 10.8.2021
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Outside activities
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