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John Morris

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Teaching Fellow in International Political Economy.

Director for BSc/BA in Economics, Politics and International Studies.
Room: E1.10

Please contact me via email to arrange virtual meetings.

I will be available 10am-7pm weekdays.

Dr John Morris is Teaching Fellow in International Political Economy (IPE) and was previously Research Assistant in Financial Studies at Coventry University. He was a core member of the Responsible Personal Finance research team, which won Coventry University Faculty of Business and Law’s 'Research Team of the Year' award in 2018. John has previously taught International Political Economy and Economic Geography at University College London (UCL) and Durham University. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. At Warwick he is Module Director for ‘Foundations of Political Economy’ and ‘States and Markets’, as well as Director for the BSc/ BA Economics, Politics and International Studies degree programme.

John holds degrees in Philosophy, Public Policy and Economic Geography. In 2015 John won the Best Graduate Student Paper and £200 prize, sponsored by Palgrave Macmillan at the Warwick 50th Anniversary Conference on New Directions in International Political Economy. His articles have appeared in journals such as Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, Economic Geography, Geoforum, Journal of Cultural Economy and Finance and Society.  His recent book is Securing Finance, Mobilizing Risk: Money Cultures at the Bank of England (Routledge, 2018). This book studied Bank of England thinking about financial risk during the period 1996- 2017. Morris argues that the Bank of England’s response to ‘misfires’ in its previous assumptions about risk prompted small but important technical tweaks in the understanding and mapping of financial risk.

His current research and book project looks at attempts by central banks and the global regulatory community to better capture and manage 'tail risks', alongside their emerging efforts to mitigate the financial stability risks related to climate change.

Research Interests
  • Central banking.
  • Climate finance.
  • Macroprudential stress testing.
  • Financial regulation and risk management.
  • Consumer credit.
  • The political economy of finance, risk and uncertainty.
  • Book

Morris, JH. Securing Finance, Mobilizing Risk: Money Cultures at the Bank of England, pp.200, Routledge, RIPE Series in Global Political Economy. 2019.

  • Journal Articles

Langley, P., and Morris, JH. Central Banks: climate governors of last resort? Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space. Vol. 52, Issue 8, November 2020: 1471–1479.

Morris, JH. Decentring Ingenuity: Modes of Calculation, Intuition and Atmospheres in The Bank of England’s Financial Literacy Assemblages, Geoforum Vol. 90, March 2018: 45–54.

Morris, JH. ‘Security’. International Political Economy of Everyday Life (I-PEEL) Online textbook, 2017, Warwick University. 2017.

Boy, N., Morris, JH., and Santos, M. Editorial: Taking stock of security and finance, Finance and Society, 2017, 3(2): 102-105.

Morris, JH. The Performativity, Performance and Lively Practices in Financial Stability Press Conferences, Journal of Cultural Economy Vol.9 Issue 3. 2016: 245-260.

  • Reports

Brambley, W, Akter,S., Appleyard, L., Dibb, S., Monne,J., Morris, JH., Nguyen, T., Roby, H., Siemers, O, and Zaksaite ,T. Managing My Money for the Just About Managing, pp.80, True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance at the Open University and the Money Advice Service. 2019.

Henry, N., and Morris, JH. Consumers, Credit and Scaling Affordable Lending: A Literature and Evidence Review, pp. 69, Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University and Responsible Finance. 2018.

Henry, N., and Morris, JH. <i>Scaling Up Affordable Lending: Inclusive Credit Scoring</i>, pp. 25, Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University and Responsible Finance. 2018.

Henry, N., Velthuis, S., and Morris, JH. Scaling Affordable Lending: Case Studies, pp.47, Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University and Responsible Finance. 2018.

  • Reviews

Morris, J.H. and Bejarano Carbó, P. The Political Economy of Central Banking: Contested Control and the Power of Finance by Gerald Epstein. Economic Issues, Vol.25, No. 1, 2020: 108-110.

Morris, JH. Global Finance: Places, Spaces and People by Sarah Hall. Economic Geography, August 2018: 1-3.