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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.

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Affiliations        

American Political Science Association
International Studies Association

Book Publications

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.

Article Publications

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 Development.

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 Association

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 Association

2015, "The Next Stage of Inclusive Neo-Liberalism? Assessing the New Gospel of Redistribution in IMF Low Income Country Policy Debates."

2015, Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association

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 Association.

2013, "Rethinking IMF Policy Actors: The Role of the Managing Director in Low Income Country Policy Reform."

2013, Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association 

Awards

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