Lecturer, Department of Politics
Liam has been in the Department of Politics, University of York, since 2010. His teaching and research focuses in general on international organisations and global economic governance, and specifically on exploring the drivers of change in the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s low-income country operations. Liam’s most recent book (The World Bank and the Globalisation of Housing Finance: Mortgaging Development) explores the evolution of the World Bank’s support for urban transformation and the provision of decent shelter, uncovering evidence of significant ‘upward drift’ away from the needs of the lowest income populations.
Looking forward, Liam is keen to explore issues of regulation and affordable housing provision in the UK. As such – and in common with the International Development Centre – his aim to move beyond the entrenched division between the ‘global South’ and the ‘global North’ that predominates across Politics, International Relations, and Development Studies, and explore solutions being generated to common challenges across disparate places.