Department of Organization
Oddný Helgadóttir is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Business and Politics. Her work is interdisciplinary, situated at the intersection of International Political Economy, the sociology of professions and the history of economic ideas, with a particular focus on the production and legitimization of economic knowledge. Oddný did her graduate work at Brown University and has been a visiting fellow at the European University Institute and Copenhagen Business School. She is currently part of a team working on the Horizon 2020 project ‘Combating Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators’ (COFFERS).
• Macroeconomic ideas and growth models
• International taxation and inequality
• Scientific and policy paradigms in macroeconomics
• Financialization and shadow banking
• Experts and professions
“Banking upside down: the implicit politics of shadow banking expertise”, Review of
International Political Economy, 23 (6), 2016: 915-940.
“The Bocconi Boys go to Brussels: Italian economic ideas, professional networks and
European austerity”, Journal of European Public Policy, 23 (3), 2016: 392-409.
“Ideas and Historical Institutionalism”, in Orfeo Fioretos, Tulia G. Falleti, and Adam
Sheingate (eds.) with Mark Blyth and William Kring. Oxford Handbook of Historical
Institutionalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2016: 142-162.
“Embedding Groupthink: Assessing the Spread of Neoliberal Ideas and Influence” New Directions in International Political Economy, with Leonard Seabrooke, Cornel Ban, Emilie Nilsson and Kevin Young. 2015.
In the media
“No, the Pirates didn’t win Iceland’s elections. Here is what happened instead”, Washington Post/Monkey Cage, 2016
“The Panama Papers made Iceland’s prime minister resign. Here is why”, Washington
Post/Monkey Cage, 2016
“What We Fail to Talk About When We Talk About the Reinhart-Rogoff Austerity
Debacle”, NPR Cognoscenti, with Cornel Ban, 2013
In: Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 23, No. 6, 2016, p. 915-940
In: Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism. ed. /Orfeo Fioretos; Tulia G. Falleti; Adam Sheingate. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2016, p. 142-162
In: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2016, p. 392-409
Paper presented at Warwick 50th Anniversary Conference on New Directions in International Political Economy, 2015