Mark Hibben is an assistant professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. His current research focuses on the politics of the IMF and World Bank in the post-Washington Consensus period in two areas: low income country policy reform and IMF-Word Bank cultural dissonance and its effects on normative frames of 'appropriate' macroeconomic choices for poor states.
His most recent book published by Palgrave Macmillan (2016), Poor States, Power and Politics of IMF Reform: Drivers of Change in the Post-Washington Consensus, highlights how the intersection of the interest of external actors' (states, NGOs), internal 'norm entrepreneurs', and shifting frames of economic ideas impact contemporary Fund low income policy choices and reform. Hibben has also recently authored and co-authored articles on IMF-World Bank policy in the Journal of International Relations and Development and the Journal of International Organizational Studies. He received a PhD from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Policy at Syracuse University (2014).
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