Areas of Interest: international political economy, and specifically the politics of ideas, how institutions and disciplines change, political parties, and the politics of finance.
Mark Blyth is a faculty fellow at the Institute, professor of international political economy in Brown's Political Science Department, and director of the University’s undergraduate programs in development studies and international relations.
He is the author of Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002); editor of The Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy: IPE as a Global Conversation (New York: Routledge Press, 2009), which surveys different schools of IPE around the globe; and co-editor of a volume on constructivist theory and political economy titled Constructing the International Economy (Cornell University Press, April 2010). He is working on a new book that questions the political and economic sustainability of liberal democracies, called The End of the Liberal World? Another book, Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, investigating the return to prominence of the idea of a financial orthodoxy following the global financial crisis, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
Blyth is a member of the Warwick Commission on International Financial Reform.
He is a member of the editorial board of the Review of International Political Economy, and his articles have appeared in journals such as the American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Politics, and World Politics.
He has a PhD in political science from Columbia University and taught at Johns Hopkins University from 1997 to 2009.