Ingrid joined the Department of International Development at King’s in September 2021. She obtained her PhD in Economics from The New School in 2018 and held a lectureship at the University of York prior to joining King's. Her work is interdisciplinary, cutting across development economics, international political economy, economic history and development studies.
Her research is broadly centered on the role of finance in development, structural explanations for global inequalities, the political economy of development, and critically assessing the economics field itself, in particular from an anti-colonial perspective.
She is also the founder and editor of the blog Developing Economics, co-founder and Steering Group Member of Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ), Coordinator of the Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE), among other things.
- Development economics
- Economic methodology
- (Global) inequalities
- Development finance
- Heterodox economics
- Anti-colonial economics
Ingrid’s research spans three thematic areas: structural features of (global) inequalities, the political actors and institutions that shape economic development debates, and critically scrutinising the Economics field itself.
She has approached structural features of inequalities from both theoretical and empirical angles. For example, she has made the case for a redefinition of ‘dependency theory’ as a research program to offer guidance for a renewal of development economics by bringing in broader structural questions of how inequality is produced and reproduced in the global economy, and is currently developing a research program on international financial subordination with an interdisciplinary group of co-authors.
Empirically, she is exploring the subordinate financial position in which African countries find themselves, and what this means for domestic financial markets and broader structural change.
Her research on how political actors and institutions shape economic development debates spans a broad range of issues, including the debates about financial inclusion, electronic payment systems, market-based finance, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Finally, her research on critically scrutinizing the Economics field itself ranges from exploring the impact of the use of GDP as the main measure of growth, critically evaluating the use of randomized control trials (RCTs) in Economics, to unpacking and evaluating what decolonisation entails for the Economics field, including for its understanding of post-colonial economies and racial inequalities.
Underlying these interrelated strands is Ingrid's strong interest in exposing and countering Eurocentric views of economic processes and opening up space for theorisation from the South.
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Ingrid welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of her research interests.
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Koddenbrock, K., Kvangraven, I. & Sylla, N. S., 9 Aug 2022, In: CAMBRIDGE JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Alami, I., Alves, C., Bonizzi, B., Kaltenbrunner, A., Koddenbrock, K., Kvangraven, I. & Powell, J., 19 Jul 2022, In: REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2022.2098359
Kufakurinani, U., Kvangraven, I., Dyveke Styve, M. & Santanta, F., 2017 Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review
Kvangraven, I., 11 Jan 2022, In: Race and Class. 63, 3, p. 103-108 6 p., 7. Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/03063968211060325
Alami, I., Alves, C., Bonizzi, B., Kaltenbrunner, A., Koddenbrock, K., Kvangraven, I. & Powell, J., 2021, Greenwich Papers in Political Economy, p. 1-37, 37 p. Research output: Working paper/Preprint › Working paper
Kvangraven, I., 20 Sep 2018, In: REVIEW OF RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS. 5, 2, p. 1-4 4 p., 14. Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review › peer-review
Kvangraven, I., 28 Apr 2020, In: NATURE. 580, p. 582-583 2 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review › peer-review
Reddy, S. & Kvangraven, I., Oct 2015, Department of Economics, The New School for Social Research, p. 1-31, 31 p. Research output: Working paper/Preprint › Working paper
Kvangraven, I. & Alves, C., 8 Jul 2019, ESRC GPID Research Network Working Paper Series, p. 1-24, 24 p. Research output: Working paper/Preprint › Working paper
Saltelli, A., Andreoni, A., Drechsler, W., Ghosh, J., Kattel, R., Kvangraven, I., Rafols, I., Reinert, E. S., Stirling, A. & Xu, T., May 2021, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, p. 1-5, 5 p. Research output: Working paper/Preprint › Working paper