Photo of Dr Claes Belfrage

Dr Claes Belfrage BA, ESRC MA, Ph.D., PGCAP, ILM

Reader in Global Political Economy and Subject Group Director of Research Work, Organisation and Management Work, Organisation and Management


Personal Statement

I came to ULMS from a background in Political Science and International Relations with previous appointments at European University Institute, University of Swansea and Queen Mary, University of London. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science in 2008 from University of Birmingham. I am a political economist with interests across the ULMS, but especially in Organisation Studies.

My work focuses on Global Political Economy and its variegated organisational forms. My research revolves around the multifaceted and multiscalar set of processes that have become commonly known as "financialisation" as a transformative process in the world economy. I teach International Business and Global Political Economy, and supervise postgraduate taught and research students on a range of topics.