Geoffrey Underhill

Geoffrey Underhill, PhD

Adjunct Professor of International Political Economy

SAIS Europe
Bologna, Italy


  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Economics
  • International Financial Markets
  • International Political Economy
  • Dutch
  • French

Background and Education

Professor, Chair in International Governance, University of Amsterdam. Professor, Graduate School for Social Sciences (GSSS) and undergraduate College Sociale Wetenschappen (CSW) and member of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, based at the UvA and accredited by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, since 2006; Director of the Amsterdams Instituut voor Maatschappijwetenschap (AIM) (2003-2006); Chair of international governance at the University of Amsterdam (1998-2003); lecturer and senior lecturer at the University of Warwick (1991-1998) and assistant professor at McMaster University; has received research awards from EU Framework 7, Framework 6, the Scientific Research Council of the Netherlands, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; also recipient of the best article prize of the British International Studies Association; D.Phil., University of Oxford

"The Emerging Post-Crisis Financial Architecture: how far has reform gone?" GR:EEN working paper no. 46, University of Warwick, May 2014 and British Journal of Politics and International Relations July 2014; "Sources and Legitimacy of Financial Liberalisation," with B. Burgoon and P. Demetriades, European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 28/2 (2012);Global Financial Integration Thirty Years On: From Reform to Crisis, co-editor (2010); "Theory and the Market after the Crisis: the Endogeneity of Financial Governance," CEPR Discussion Paper CEPR-DP8164, December 2010; Political Economy and the Changing Global Order, co-editor (2006); International Financial Governance under Stress: Global Structures versus National Imperatives, co-editor (2003) re-issued in paperback in 2007; "Political Economy, the 'US School,' and the Manifest Destiny of Everyone Else" in special issue of New Political Economy (2009); "Setting the Rules: Private Power, Political Underpinnings, and Legitimacy in Global Monetary and Financial Governance," co-editor, in Power and Rules in the Changing Global Economic Order, special issue of International Affairs (2008); "The Political Economy of Basle II: The Costs for Poor Countries," co-author, in The World Economy (2008); "The Changing State-Market Condominium in East Asia: Rethinking the Political Underpinnings of Development," co-author, in New Political Economy (2005); "States, Markets, and Governance for Emerging Market Economies: Private Interests, the Public Good, and the Legitimacy of the Development Process," in International Affairs (2003); "State, Market, and Global Political Economy: Genealogy of an (Inter-?) Discipline," in International Affairs (2000); see personal webpage for more publications

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Spring 2018 
The course prov...
The course provides students with knowledge of and insight into political economy as a way of thinking and the substantive debates concerning the mutual interaction of economic dynamics and patterns of governance, including those pertaining to the relationship between various types of political behavior (e.g. voting, lobbying, protesting, media campaign, party politics) and economic change (e.g. globalization, (financial) market integration, labor market integration through migration, economic development). Students should thus emerge from the course with a sound understanding of how political economy developed as the integrated way of understanding society that we recognize as the contemporary field today. (Crossed listed International Political Economy/International Relations) (T&H)