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Marco Andreu

Marco Andreu is a PhD student in International Political Economy, funded by the PAIS Departmental Scholarship 2015–2019. He studied at the University of St. Gallen for a BA in Business Administration and at the University of Warwick for an MA in International Political Economy. His work explores questions of discourse, identity and culture in the context of ethical finance in general, and social impact bonds in particular. Prior to his PhD, Marco worked as a banking and financial services consultant.

From August–November 2016 Marco was Visiting Researcher at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Research Interests

Everyday and cultural political economy, ethics, poverty, financialisation, austerity, impact investing, social impact bonds.

Conference Papers
  • 'The Contingent Politics of Social Impact Bonds: A Case Study on Homelessness', presented at: Young Scholars Workshop 2016 – Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Finance: Taking Stock. University of Bremen, September 2016.
  • ‘A Responsibility to Profit? Social Impact Bonds as a Form of ‘Humanitarian Finance”, presented at: International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC). Glasgow Caledonian University, September 2016.
  • 'A Responsibility to Profit? Social Impact Bonds as a Form of 'Humanitarian Finance'', presented at: Everyday Humanitarianism: Ethics, Affects and Practices. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), April 2016.
  • 'Impact Investing and the Contingency of Market Ethics', presented at: ‘Doing Well By Doing Good’? Investigating the Ethical Turn in Finance. University of Leicester and De Montford University, September 2015.
  • Prize for the highest overall average in the International Political Economy MA programme 2013–2014 at the University of Warwick.

Marco Andreu

m dot a dot andreu at warwick dot ac dot uk