Jacqueline Best is Visiting Hallsworth Professor

Jacqueline Best is currently Visiting Hallsworth Professor.

Jacqueline Best is a Full Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. She is currently Visting Hallsworth professor, primarily affiliated with the Global Political Economy research cluster.

Her research is at the intersection of international relations, political economy and social theory. Inspired by the long slow recovery from the 2008 global financial crisis and, more recently, the surprising renewal of inflation, her recent research seeks to find some answers for our current political dilemmas by looking back to an earlier crisis: the "war on inflation" in the 1970s and early 1980s, which was in many ways the crucible in which our present political economic order was forged.

Professor Best has been awarded important research prizes, including most recently a Hallsworth fellowship, the Leverhulme Trust’s international visiting professorship and the Faculty of Social Science’s Research Excellence Award. She has been a visiting professor at University College, Oxford University, the University of Queensland, Carleton University, the University of Sheffield and the University of Manchester. She has also been co-editor of the Review of International Political Economy journal and the Routledge RIPE Book Series. Her most recent book is Governing Failure: Provisional Expertise and the Transformation of Global Development Finance published with Cambridge University Press.