Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs,
Mark Blyth is the William R. Rhodes ’57 Professor of International Economics, at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, at Brown University. Before becoming an academic Blyth has been variously, a stand-up comedian, a chef, and a funk bass player. Realizing that such pursuits where long shots at best, he finished his PhD in political science at Columbia University in 1999. He then joined the Johns Hopkins University before moving to Brown University in 2009.
His research focuses upon the causes of stability and change in the economy and why people continue to believe stupid economic ideas despite buckets of evidence to the contrary. The power of economic ideas is a common theme in Blyth’s work, as seen in his recent award winning Book, Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea (New York: Oxford University Press 2015); The Future of the Euro (New York: Oxford University Press 2015), and in his most recent book Angrynomics (New York: Columbia University Press 2020).
Blyth contributes to several Podcasts, and his lectures and talks on YouTube have been viewed by millions. Literally. When not writing, he still likes to cook, and he recently has become a serious cocktail mixologist, which eases the pain of the stuff he writes about.
FREE for PCFR Members
$10 for Non-Members
Thursday, December 10, 2020
12:00 pm-1:15 pm MT
Meeting link and instructions will be emailed prior to the event.