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André Broome

André Broome is Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Warwick.

André Broome has taught at universities in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom since 2003. After obtaining his PhD in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University, Dr Broome taught at the University of Birmingham for six years before joining the University of Warwick in 2013.

He is strongly committed to the principle of academic service to the profession, and has previously served as Section Chair and Program Chair of the International Political Economy section of the International Studies Association (ISA), as a voting member on the ISA Governing Council, and as a member of the ISA Research Workshop Grants Committee.

In 2016 he received the British International Studies Association (BISA) Best Article Prize for Review of International Studies, awarded for ‘Governing the World at a Distance: The Practice of Global Benchmarking’, which was co-authored with Joel Quirk (University of the Witwatersrand).

He is the co-convenor with Manuela Moschella (Scuola Normale Superiore) of the International Monetary Fund Research Network, which they established in 2012.

New journal publication

André Broome and Leonard Seabrooke. 2020. Recursive Recognition in the International Political Economy. Review of International Political Economy, DOI:10.1080/09692290.2020.1830827.

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2008. PhD in Political Science and International Relations, Australian National University.

2004. MA (Distinction) in International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington.

2003. BA Honours (First Class) in International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington.

2002. BA in Political Science, Victoria University of Wellington.


2013–present. Associate Professor of International Political Economy, University of Warwick.

2015–2018. Director of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR), University of Warwick.

2011–2013. Principal Research Fellow, GR:EEN, University of Warwick.

2011–2012. Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy, University of Birmingham.

2007–2011. Lecturer in International Political Economy, University of Birmingham.

Research interests
  • International political economy
  • Gobal economic governance
  • International organizations
  • Cognitive authority
  • Global benchmarking
  • The politics of numbers

Research awards
  • 2016. British International Studies Association (BISA) Best Article Prize for Review of International Studies, awarded for ‘Governing the World at a Distance: The Practice of Global Benchmarking’ (with Joel Quirk).
  • 2016–2019. Researcher, European Commission Horizon 2020, European Leadership in Cultural, Science, and Innovation Diplomacy (EL-CSID), Work Package 3 – ‘Cultural and Science Diplomacy: The Transnational and Collaborative Dynamic’ (PI: Prof Diane Stone, University of Warwick).
  • 2013–2014. University of Warwick International Partnership Award (with Dr Joel Quirk, University of the Witwatersrand) on ‘Benchmarking in Global Governance’. See also: Global Benchmarking Project.
  • 2011–2013. Principal Research Fellow, European Commission FP7, Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks (GR:EEN), Work Package 1 - ‘European Actor-Networks in a Multi-Polar World’ (PI: Prof Leonard Seabrooke, Copenhagen Business School).
  • 2012. University of Birmingham Founders’ Award: The Aston Webb Award for Outstanding Early-Career Academic. Awarded by the Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham.

  • 2012. School of Government and Society Award for Outstanding Performance by an Early-Career Researcher, University of Birmingham.
  • 2012. Grants from the the British International Studies Association (BISA) and the University of Birmingham to organize the 2012 BISA-International Political Economy Group Annual Conference on ‘The Future of Global Economic Governance’ (with Amin Samman).


PhD supervision

Dr Broome is interested in supervising doctoral researchers working on topics related to global benchmarking, the politics of numbers, and the construction of expertise and cognitive authority by international organisations, states, market actors, or civil society organisations.

For further information about research themes in this area please see the website for the Global Benchmarking Project

Completed PhD research topics
Current PhD research topics
  • Accountability at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
  • Economic ideas, policy paradigms, and sustainable finance
  • Financial stability and central bank power
  • Foreign direct investment and civil war
  • Historical representation and the social construction of economic crises
  • International Monetary Fund and World Bank collaboration
  • Media representations of terrorism
  • The contentious politics of disruptive innovation
  • The internationalization of the Renmimbi
  • The political economy of foreign aid flows
  • Uneven development and commodity booms in South America
  • Vietnam as a developmental state
  • The dynamics of leadership in the Eurozone crisis