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Thomas Stubbs


Thomas’s research focuses on the activities of international financial institutions. He is also the curator of IMF Monitor, a data hub used by civil society and policymakers to track activities of the International Monetary Fund.

Thomas’s publications have appeared in leading academic journals, including American Journal of SociologyProceedings of the National Academy of SciencesReview of International Political EconomyReview of International OrganizationsSocial Science & Medicine, and World Development.

Thomas is currently pursuing the following research questions:

  • How do policy conditions attached to International Monetary Fund loans affect poverty, inequality, and health outcomes?
  • What is the response of international financial institutions to the Covid-19 pandemic and how is it impacting development policy and outcomes?
  • How does technical assistance delivered by international financial institutions spread policy norms to domestic policymakers?
  • Why does effective social policy emerge in some East African countries but not others and what insights can political economy analysis offer?

Contact details

Thomas H Stubbs
Centre for Business Research
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG

Telephone (NZ) +64 21 1855666

Telephone (UK) +44 (0)7522 772306

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