Dr Jerome Roos

Dr Jerome Roos

LSE Fellow in International Political Economy

International Development

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Key Expertise
Political economy, finance, crisis, debt, development, social movements

About me

Jerome Roos is a political economist specializing in the study of capitalism and its crises – past, present and future. Before joining the London School of Economics in 2018, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology of the University of Cambridge. 

Jerome’s first book, Why Not Default? The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt (Princeton University Press, 2019), looks at the structural power of finance in international debt crises. It won the 2020 Immanuel Wallerstein Memorial Book Award of the American Sociological Association for best book on the political economy of the world-system. 

Jerome is currently working on his second book: a history of capitalism seen through the prism of its recurring global crises. It will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in the US and by Fern Press/Vintage in the UK, and is set to be translated into 20 languages. 

Beside his academic work, Jerome regularly provides commentary on current affairs for various international media. He has written for The New York TimesThe Guardian and New Statesman and has been interviewed by the BBC, Al Jazeera English and a number of other outlets. 


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Expertise Details

Global finance; sovereign debt; crisis management; international development; history of capitalism; contentious politics; social movements; Latin America; Southern Europe