Dr Huw Macartney

Dr Huw Macartney

Department of Political Science and International Studies
Associate Professor in Political Economy

Contact details

Department of Political Science and International Studies
School of Government
545 Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Huw Macartney is a political economist whose work is broadly concerned with the politics of banking and financial services.


PhD International Political Economy (Manchester)

MA Research Pathway (International Political Economy) (Manchester)


Huw is an Associate Professor in Political Economy. He received his ESRC-funded PhD on European financial market integration at the University of Manchester. Following this he held an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Nottingham before being appointed as a Hallsworth Fellow in Political Economy, again at the University of Manchester. He then held Lectureships in International and Comparative Political Economy before joining the University of Birmingham as a Lecturer in IPE in September 2013.

Huw's current research focuses on two big themes: fintech and the asset management industry. He is Exchange Tutor for POLSIS.


POLS 205 International Political Economy (co-taught with Luis Cabrera)

POLS 314 Contemporary International Political Economy

Postgraduate supervision

Huw Macartney is a political economist whose work is broadly concerned with the politics of banking and financial services. He welcomes applications from potential PhD students in the fields of International or Comparative Political Economy, banking and financial market governance, globalisation, and historical materialism.

Dr Macartney welcomes doctoral researchers with any interests relating to the politics of financial and banking services.


Financial services, banking, fintech, asset management and critical political economy.


Recent publications


Macartney, H, Montgomerie, J & Tepe, D 2022, The Fault Lines of Inequality: COVID 19 and the Politics of Financialization. 1 edn, Palgrave. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-96914-1

Macartney, H 2019, The Bank Culture Debate: ethics, values and financialization in Anglo-America. Oxford University Press.

Macartney, H 2013, The Debt Crisis and European Democratic Legitimacy. Palgrave, Basingstoke. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137298010

Macartney, H 2010, Variegated Neoliberalism: EU varieties of capitalism and International Political Economy. Routledge.


Macartney, H, Wood, J & Dubrova, K 2021, 'Collaboration, adaptation, or disruption? Wall Street, Fintech and corporate bond trading ', New Political Economy. https://doi.org/10.1080/13563467.2021.1952556

Macartney, H & Calcagno, P 2019, 'All bark and no bite: the political economy of bank fines in Anglo-America', Review of International Political Economy, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 630-665. https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2019.1607770

Macartney, H, Howarth, D & James, S 2019, 'Bank power and public policy since the financial crisis', Business and Politics.

Hardie, I & Macartney, H 2016, 'EU ring-fencing and the defence of too-big-to-fail banks', West European Politics. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2016.1143240

Macartney, H & Jones, E 2016, 'TTIP and the ‘finance exception’: Venue-shopping and the breakdown of financial regulatory coordination', Journal of Banking Regulation. https://doi.org/10.1057/jbr.2015.20

Shields, S, Bruff, I & Macartney, H 2015, 'Critical International Political Economy and the Importance of Dissensus', Millennium - Journal of International Studies, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 735-737. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305829814557062

Macartney, H 2014, 'The paradox of integration? European democracy and the debt crisis', Cambridge Review of International Affairs, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 401-423. https://doi.org/10.1080/09557571.2013.819836

Macartney, H 2013, 'From Merlin to Oz: The strange case of failed lending targets in the UK', Review of International Political Economy, pp. 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2013.828647

MacArtney, H 2009, 'Variegated neo-liberalism: Transnationally oriented fractions of capital in EU financial market integration', Review of International Studies, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 451-480. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0260210509008596

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Dr Macartney is a political economist whose work is broadly concerned with the politics of banking and financial services.