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Personal Statement

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and Chancellor’s Fellow in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde. My research focuses on the international political economy of finance and development. I am particularly interested in sovereign debt, financial markets, capital flows, aid flows, loan conditionality, government transparency, economic development, and international organizations. Related work is published in British Journal of Political Science, Governance, International Organization, Journal of Politics, Review of International Organizations, and other outlets. For my CV see www.benvcormier.com.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto


Award Date: 15 Aug 2019

Master of Science, University of Glasgow


Bachelor of Science, Cornell University



  • Sovereign Debt
  • Debt Management
  • Public Borrowing
  • Financial Markets
  • Capital Flows
  • Aid Flows
  • Government Transparency
  • Development Policy
  • International Organizations
  • International Political Economy
  • Political Economy of Development


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