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).
Primary research areas
• 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.