Matthew Watson is a Professor of Political Economy (International Political Economy) in the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick.
He has published widely in the area of International Political Economy, having authored books and around thirty articles published in peer reviewed academic journals on a wide range of issues in Political Economy and International Political Economy.
His two books are the ‘Foundations of International Political Economy‘ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) – which received a nomination for the IPEG Book of the Year Award (2004/2005) and the ‘Political Economy of International Capital Mobility‘ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).
Matthew has also acted as advisor to both Oxfam (on its fair trade campaign) and War on Want (on its Tobin tax and duty on foreign exchange transactions campaigns in the UK) and occasionally been consulted by Bloomberg.com as an expert on the UK’s economic policy
His overall programme of research is designed to allow a greater understand the multiple ways in which the market economy becomes embedded in everyday experience.
We discuss with him the key texts which have had the biggest impact on the continued teaching of the destructive neo-classical paradigm in education – and more importantly what can be done about it.
The Prosperity Gospel has conflated Christianity with capitalism – the business model is to sell access, success and salvation… and if you don’t buy it, you get... well, hellish damnation.
The Corona pandemic has exposed the glaring fault lines of some of the world's most clunky and inefficient banking systems.