Ilene Grabel

Ilene Grabel

Ilene Grabel is an Economist, Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and Co-Director of its MA program in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration.  She was designated the University Lecturer for 2011-12, and the United Methodist University Scholar/Teacher of the Year in 2005-2006. Grabel lectured at the Cambridge University Advancement Programme on Rethinking Development Economics--a program for young academic development economists from the developing world--since its founding. She has been a Research Scholar at the Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Massachusetts since 2007. Grabel is a member of the Task Force on Regulating Global Capital Flows for Long-Run Development, a project of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-range Future, Boston University.  Grabel has worked as a consultant to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Conference on Trade and Economic Development (UNCTAD)/Group of 24, the UN University's World Institute for Development Economics Research and with various non-governmental organizations, such as ActionAID, the Bretton Woods Project, the Third World Network, and New Rules for Global Finance. She is Co-editor of the Review of International Political Economy; Editorial Board Member of the Forum for Social Economics and the Review of Political Economy and member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Evolutionary Economics.  Grabel has lectured widely to academic audiences, to various bodies of the United Nations (including the Second Committee of the UN’s General Assembly), has participated in the UN’s Expert Group meeting on financial crisis, and has addressed the Central Bank of Costa Rica and most recently the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.  Her research has been published in numerous edited books and in academic journals such as Economía Informa, Cambridge Journal of Economics, World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, Feminist Economics, International Review of Applied Economics, the International Journal of Political Economy, Ola Financiera Review of Radical Political Economics, Eastern Economics Journal, and Journal of Economic Issues. Her 2004 book (with Ha-Joon Chang), Reclaiming Development, has been translated into Korean, Turkish, Spanish, Portuguese, Tamil, Malayalam and Bahasa/Indonesian, and is set to be reissued in 2014. Grabel also writes on international finance, financial policy, and governance for the TripleCrisisblog.