Mark Hibben
Mark HibbenAssociate Professor, Political Science/History Department
PhD, Syracuse University
MA, Syracuse University
MA, University of Birmingham, U.K.
BS, University of Maine

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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.

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, Book Chapter, and Book Review Publications

2020, “The Bretton Woods Institutions and their Changing Role in Shaping Development Outcomes in the post 2008 period,” in Fen Hampson and Alp Ozerdem (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Peace, Security, and Development, Routledge (2020).

2019, “Martin S. Edwards, The IMF, the WTO, and the Politics of Economic Surveillance,”The Review of International Organizations.

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.


2020, Faculty Professorship Award for Associate/Full Professors, Saint Joseph’s College

2019, Excellence in Teaching Award, Saint Joseph’s College

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


American Political Science Association
International Studies Association

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