Larger Systems: Economy, Environment, Technology

Passing judgement on organizations that offer me research consultancies ?

By / March 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Passing judgement on organizations that offer me research consultancies ?

Is it really my place as an academic researcher to pass judgement on organizations that offer me research consultancies in areas that align with my expertise? After all, my research is unbiased and well executed. Isn’t it better that I provide clients with sound academic research rather than turn down their work, which increases the […]

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Political Economy Analysis with an International Organization

By / February 28, 2022 / Comments Off on Political Economy Analysis with an International Organization

I have been invited by an international organization to engage in a political economy / institutional analysis. I have limited specific expertise on the country in question — but considerable experience with such work in other countries in the region that could be helpful for comparative purposes. I think I could contribute important analytical perspective […]

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Engaging With Policymakers

By mwd / January 24, 2022 / Comments Off on Engaging With Policymakers

The challenges: Identifying and understanding the limits and failures of policy expertise, as well as the role and nature of policy ignorance when engaging with policymakers, while acknowledging that policymakers who work in the field of economics are often under a great deal of pressure to get things right Approaching issues as a political economist […]

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Engaging on the Creation of Cybersecurity Norms

By mwd / November 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Engaging on the Creation of Cybersecurity Norms

The challenge: How to advise on complex phenomena (creating cybersecurity norms) when the narrative surrounding them is oversimplified. In particular, it is difficult to explain to policymakers the intersubjectivity of norms and their sociological basis in a way that is immediately policy relevant. The “problem” in question often involves many dimensions not related to norms […]

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