Mark Hibben's interests include globalization and
development, international political economy, human rights, and the politics of
poverty and inequality. His current research focuses on three areas: (1)the
politics of development in the current 'post-Washington Consensus' period, with
a specific focus on explaining why and how discourses of inequality and
Keynesian inspired themes shape International Monetary Fund and World Bank
policy choices; (2) IMF and World Bank collaboration and its impact on development
outcomes; and (3) Assessment of the China's growing power on global development
outcomes. Outside of work, Professor Hibben is an avid fan of ultimate Frisbee, coffee consumption, and the Boston Red Sox.
In the News
American Political Science Association
International Studies Association
2017, What is wrong with the IMF and how to
fix it, Polity (co-authored with Bessma Momani).
2016, Poor states, power, and the politics of IMF reform:
Drivers of change in the post-Washington Consensus, Palgrave Macmillan.
2015 “Cooperation or Clashes on 19th Street? Theorizing and
Assessing IMF and World Bank
Organizational Collaboration,” co-authored with Bessma Momani, Journal of
International Organizational Studies.
2013, "Coalitions of Change: Explaining IMF Low-Income Country Reform in
the Post-Washington Consensus," Journal of International Relations and
Conference Paper Presentations
2016, “Norm Entrepreneurs and Coalitions of Change: Tracing
the Rise of ‘Inclusive Growth’ in the post-2008 IMF,”
2016, Annual Meeting of the International Studies
2015, "Cooperation or Clashes on 19th Street? Theorizing
and Assessing IMF and World Bank
Organizational Collaboration." Co-authored with Bessma Momani.
2015, Annual Meeting of the American Political Science
2015, "The Next Stage of Inclusive Neo-Liberalism?
Assessing the New Gospel of Redistribution in IMF Low Income Country Policy
2015, Annual Meeting of the International Studies
2014, "Rethinking the Keynesian Revival: The IMF and
post -2008 Low Income Country Policy Reform."
2014, Annual Meeting of International Studies Association
2014, "Theorizing IMF and World Bank Organizational
Cultures and their Effects on Collaborative Policy Initiatives.
2014, Annual Meeting of the International Studies
2013, "Rethinking IMF Policy Actors: The Role of the
Managing Director in Low Income Country Policy Reform."
2013, Annual Meeting of the International Studies
2015, Faculty Professorship Award for Assistant Professors and Instructors, Saint Joseph’s College
2013, Faculty Professorship Award for Assistant Professors and Instructors, Saint Joseph’s College
2011, IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting Academic Fellowship, International Monetary Fund