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Biography

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.

Research

  • 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.

Teaching

Postgraduate

  • 7YYD0023 Multinational Enterprises, Global Value Chains, and Local Development

PhD supervision

Ingrid welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of her research interests.

Further details

See Ingrid's research profile