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Florence Dafe

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Honorary Research Fellow

Florence Dafe is lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at the TUM School of Governance, Munich, formerly Fellow in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and lecturer at City, University of London. Her research, which focuses on the political economy of finance and of development, has been published in journals such as New Political Economy, Review of International Political Economy and Regulation&Governance. The question which drives her research is how much policy space governments in developing countries have in governing their financial sectors in a context of globalisation and financialisation. In 2017 Florence was a visiting scholar at the Blavatnik School of Government of the University of Oxford. Florence is also an associate researcher at the German Development Institute and holds a honorary research fellowship at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick.

Publications (selection)

2021. Tussle for space: The politics of mock-compliance with global financial standards in developing countries, Regulation & Governance, (with Engebretsen, R.E.H.)

2020. Banking on courts: Financialization and the rise of third-party funding in investment arbitration. Review of International Political Economy (online pre-publication).

2020. Catch22 or the Politics of Navigating Basel Standards in Nigeria’s Fragile Banking Sector. Book chapter in E. Jones (ed.), Risk and Reputation. The Politics of Banking Regulation in Developing Countries. Oxford University Press (open access publication).

2019. Ambiguity in International Finance and the Spread of Financial Norms: The Localization of Financial Inclusion in Kenya and Nigeria. Review of International Political Economy (online pre-publication).

2018. Fuelled Power: Oil, Financiers and Central Bank Policy in Nigeria. New Political Economy 24(5): 641-658.

2018. Localising Sovereign Debt: The Rise of Local Currency Bond Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. The World Economy 41(12): 3317-3314 (with D. Essers and U. Volz). The Politics of Finance: How Capital Sways African Central Banks. Journal of Development Studies 55(2): 311-327.