Chwieroth, Jeffrey

Professor Jeffrey Chwieroth  


Position held

Professor of International Political Economy


Experience keywords:

financial crises; financial regulation; international finance; international monetary fund; international monetary relations; political economy; sovereign wealth funds; world bank

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Professor Chwieroth's interests and expertise lie in the political economy of international money and finance, specifically financial crises, sovereign wealth funds, financial globalisation, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, emerging markets, and the role economic norms and ideas in economic policymaking and global governance.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Banking; Consultancy; Financial Services; Policy and Regulatory Bodies

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Emerging markets

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7209



Chwieroth, Jeffrey and Walter, Andrew (2017) Banking crises and politics: a long run perspective International Affairs, 93 (5). 1107-1129. ISSN 0020-5850


Chwieroth, Jeffrey and Danielsson, Jon (2015) Averting financial crisis Britain in 2015.

Chwieroth, Jeffrey and Walter, Andrew and Simpson, Cohen R. (2015) If Greece defaults, dominoes will not fall The Conversation (18 Jun 2015) opinion

Chwieroth, Jeffrey and Simpson, Cohen R. and Walter, Andrew (2015) Default and political survival in networked democracies since 1870 (1 Jun 2015) opinion

Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2015) Managing and transforming policy stigmas in international finance: Emerging markets and controlling capital inflows after the crisis Review of International Political Economy, 22 (1). 44-76. ISSN 0969-2290

Chwieroth, Jeffrey and Walter, Andrew (2015) Great expectations, veto players, and the changing politics of banking crises SRC Discussion Paper, Systemic Risk Centre, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2015) Professional ties that bind: how normative orientations shape IMF conditionality Review of International Political Economy, 22 (4). 757-787. ISSN 0969-2290

Pinheiro, Diogo and Chwieroth, Jeffrey and Hicks, Alexander (2015) Do international non-governmental organizations inhibit globalization? the case of capital account liberalization in developing countries European Journal of International Relations, 21 (1). 146-170. ISSN 1354-0661


Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2014) Fashions and fads in finance: the political foundations of sovereign wealth fund creation International Studies Quarterly, 58 (4). 752-763. ISSN 0020-8833

Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2014) Controlling capital: the international monetary fund and transformative incremental change from within international organisations New Political Economy, 19 (3). 445-469. ISSN 1356-3467

Chwieroth, Jeffrey and Simpson, Cohen and Walter, Andrew (2014) Networked default: public debt, trade embeddedness, and partisan survival in democracies since 1870 SRC Discussion Paper, Systemic Risk Centre, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.


Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2013) Managing capital inflows: an exercise in productive power In: Cohen, Benjamin J. and Chiu, Eric M.P., (eds.) Power in a changing world economy: lessons from East Asia. Routledge, London, UK, 69-86. ISBN 9780415856225

Chwieroth, Jeffrey and Danielsson, Jon (2013) Political challenges of the macroprudential agenda (6 Sep 2013) opinion

Chwieroth, Jeffrey and Walter, Andrew (2013) Banking crises and political survival over the long run: why great expectations matter Vox (10 May 2013) Website

Chwieroth, Jeffrey and Sinclair, Timothy J. (2013) How you stand depends on how we see: international capital mobility as social fact Review of International Political Economy, 20 (3). 457-485. ISSN 0969-2290


Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2012) Creating policy stigmas in financial governance: the International Monetary Fund and capital controls In: Mayes, David G. and Wood, Geoffrey, (eds.) Reforming the Governance of the Financial Sector. Routledge international studies in money and banking. Routledge, London, UK, 187-219. ISBN 9780415686846

Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2012) Fashions and fads in finance: contingent emulation and the political economy of sovereign wealth fund creation Reihe politikwissenschaft/Political science series, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna, Austria.

Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2012) "The silent revolution": how the staff exercise informal governance over IMF lending Review of International Organizations, 8 (2). 265-290. ISSN 1559-7431


Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2011) The crisis in global finance: political economy perspectives on international financial regulatory change In: Beyond National Boundaries: Building a World Without Walls. Academy of Korean Studies Press. ISBN 9788971058091


Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2010) IMF surveillance: ‘getting tough’ on exchange rate policies In: Subacchi, Paola and Driffill, John, (eds.) Beyond the Dollar: Rethinking the International Monetary System. A Chatham House report. Chatham House, London, UK, 52-56. ISBN 9781862032279

Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2010) Shrinking the state: neoliberal economists and social spending in Latin America In: Abdelal, Rawi and Blyth, Mark and Parsons, Craig, (eds.) Constructing the International Economy. Cornell studies in political economy. Cornell University Press, New York, USA, 23-47. ISBN 9780801448652

Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2010) How do crises lead to change?: liberalizing capital controls in the early years of new order Indonesia World Politics, 62 (3). 496-527. ISSN 1086-3338

Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2010) Capital ideas: the IMF and the rise of financial liberalization Princeton University Press, New Jersey, USA. ISBN 9780691142319


Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2008) International liquidity provision: the IMF and the World Bank in the Treasury and Marshall Systems, 1942-1957 In: Andrews, David M., (ed.) Orderly Change: International Monetary Relations Since Bretton Woods. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, N.Y., 52-77. ISBN 9780801473999

Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2008) Normative change from within: the International Monetary Fund's approach to Capital Account Liberalization International Studies Quarterly, 52 (1). 129-158. ISSN 0020-8833

Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2008) Organizational change ‘from within’: exploring the World Bank's early lending practices Review of International Political Economy, 15 (4). 481-505. ISSN 0969-2290


Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2007) Testing and measuring the role of ideas: the case of neoliberalism in the International Monetary Fund International Studies Quarterly, 51 (1). 5-30. ISSN 0020-8833

Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2007) Neoliberal economists and capital account liberalization in emerging markets International Organization, 61 (2). 443-463. ISSN 0020-8183


Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2006) The World Bank, stabilization loans, and balance of payments financing: "lost" pieces of the Bretton Woods liquidity architecture Working papers, Scripps College, Claremont, California, USA.


Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2005) U.S. policy, IMF financing arrangements, and the coercive diffusion of capital account liberalization to emerging markets EUI working papers, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.


Chwieroth, Jeffrey (2002) Counterfactuals and the study of the American presidency Presidential Studies Quarterly, 32 (2). 293-327. ISSN 1741-5705

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In an important case study of how international organisations work and evolve, Dr Chwieroth traces the evolution of the IMF's approach to capital controls from the 1940s through the early stages of the subprime financial crisis

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Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, 2014 - 2017. British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship, British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2013 – 2014. Teaching Excellence Star, London School of Economics, LSE Student Union, 2007-2008. Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowship, European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, 2003-2004.

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