IE Brown Executive MBA

Mark Blyth

Eastman Professor of Political Economy, Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs
Providence, Rhode Island


Mark Blyth’s research has followed three general themes over the past two decades. The first is how economic and political institutions change, with special reference to the role of economic ideas in promoting such changes. The second is the analysis of economic and political agents deal with situations of complexity and uncertainty. The third is the political economy of finance and financial markets as well as the political economy of Modern Europe. At Brown, Blyth teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the political economy of global finance, International Political Economy, and the politics of ideas. Blyth was awarded the Johns Hopkins University Class of 2003 George E. Owen Teaching Award and the 2003 Excellence in Teaching Award for the Liberal Arts Program of the Johns Hopkins University. At Brown, he received the Student’s Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2013 and was runner up for Teacher of the Year, Instituto Empresa/Brown Executive MBA program, 2012. His research has received several awards, most recently, the Financial Times Economics List Books of the Year 2013 and the 2014 Hans Matthöffer Wirtschaftspublizistik-Preis, “Wirtschaft. Weiter. Denken,” by the Matthöffer and Friedrich Ebert Foundations, Berlin, Germany, for Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea (Oxford University Press 2013). His most recent book is, with Matthias Matthijs (eds). The Future of the Euro (Oxford University Press, 2015).