Researcher, Global Economic Policy Lab
Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
The University of Toronto
Michael A. Gavin
Visiting Researcher, Graduate School of Public and
International Affairs, The University of Ottawa
I am a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
I have been fascinated by the politics of global and national financial safety nets since the global financial crisis of 2008. I have two active research programs in this regard.
The first examines why the global financial safety net is highly fragmented and provisioned so inequitably. Here I propose a new club theory of global financial governance.
The second examines the rise of central banks as financial crisis managers and why populism erodes their independence.
My research has appeared in International Studies Quarterly, The Review of International Organizations, and Environmental and Resource Economics.