Mark Blyth is a Professor of International Political Economy at Brown University. He received his PhD in political science from Columbia University in 1999. His research interests lie in the fields of comparative and international political economy, particularly regarding questions of uncertainty and randomness in complex systems.
He is the author of Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2002). He has recently finished several joint projects. An edited volume on institutional change in American city school districts, The Transformation of Great American School Districts; a volume on constructivist theory and political economy called ‘Constructing the International Economy’; and a volume that surveys IPE around the world entitled “IPE as a Global Conversation.’ He is currently working on a book called The End of the (Liberal) World?
His articles have appeared in journals such as The American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Politics, and World Politics. In addition to his academic career he has been a musician, a chef, and a nightclub bouncer (once). He has never, despite rumors to the contrary, been a stand-up comedian.