Filmed in October 2010.
Mark Blyth is a professor of international political economy at Brown University and a faculty fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies.
He is the author of Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2002), editor of The Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy: IPE as a Global Conversation (Routledge Press, 2009), and co-editor of a volume on constructivist theory and political economy titled Constructing the International Economy (Cornell University Press, April 2010). He is working on a new book called Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea. It is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. His articles have appeared in journals such as the American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Politics, and World Politics. He has a PhD in political science from Columbia University and taught at Johns Hopkins University from 1997 to 2009.