Cornel Ban is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Pardee School of Boston University. He is the author of several peer-reviewed articles on economic policy strategies in Southern Europe, Eastern Europe and Latin America, professionals and economic policy, the politics of IMF fiscal policy advice and European financial crisis management. His most recent book, Ruling Ideas: How Global Neoliberalism Goes Local, was published by Oxford University Press and deals with the local adaptation and crisis resilience of global economic paradigms in Spain and Romania. Dr. Ban also co-edited special issues on the IMF, the BRICS and shadow banking for leading journals such as Review of International Political Economy and Governance. At Boston University he also serves as the co-director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative.