I am a Researcher in the Global Economic Policy Lab at the University of Toronto's Munk School for Global Affairs and Public Policy.


Despite dozens of major financial crises over the past four decades, connections between the politics of international financial risk management and emerging market financial stability remain poorly understood. My research concerns the interplay between the politics of international financial institutions that provide a global financial safety net (such as the International Monetary Fund) and the domestic politics of emerging market financial stability. My country of expertise is Turkey.

My research has been published or will soon appear in The Review of International Organizations and ​​Environmental and Resource Economics.

Last year I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis.

Michael A. Gavin

Researcher, Global Economic Policy Lab

Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

The University of Toronto