Michael A. Gavin

Researcher, Global Economic Policy Lab

Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

The University of Toronto

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.

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Graduate School of Public

and International Affairs, The University of Ottawa​ &

The Department of Government, ​Harvard University