Dr A. Wigger (Angela)

Associate professor - International Relations

Dr A. Wigger (Angela)
Visiting address

Heyendaalseweg 141
6525 AJ NIJMEGEN

Postal address

Postbus 9108
6500 HK NIJMEGEN

Angela Wigger is specialised in the discipline of Global Political Economy and researches capitalist crises and responses from a historical materialist perspective. Focal points are the geopolitics of industrial and antitrust policy, industrial reshoring attempts, the "competitiveness" fetish, internal devaluation and debt-led accumulation in the age of rentier capitalism.

Angela co-edits the book series Progress in Political Economy, the journal Capital&Class, chairs the supervisory board of the Centre for Research of Multinational Corporations (SOMO), and is a Euromemogroup member.

She wrote "The Politics of European Competition Regulation. A Critical Political Economy Perspective" (with H.Buch-Hansen, Routledge) and published in journals like New Political Economy, New Political Science, RIPE, JCMS, Economy&Society, Globalizations, Geoforum, Capital&Class, Ephemera, and many more. Her PhD was titled Competition for Competitiveness. The Politics of Transformation of the EU Competition Regime (2008).

Recent work:

2022: The new EU industrial policy and deepening structural asymmetries: Smart Specialisation not so smart. Journal of Common Market Studies, DOI: 10.111/jcms13366

2022: Continuing to fight the beast of the apocalypse: Reasons for a critical political economy perspective. Global Political Economy 1(1):188–96

2021: Shadow banking and the rise of global debt. In Critical Finance Studies/Routledge. With R. Fernandez

2021: Housing as a site of accumulation in Amsterdam and the creation of surplus populations. Geoforum 126(Nov).

2019: The new EU Industrial Policy: Authoritarian Neoliberal Structural Adjustment and the Case for Alternatives. Globalizations (16)3.

2018: Debunking the myth of ordoliberal influence on European integration. Hart Publishing

2016: Lehman Brothers in the Dutch offshore financial centre: The role of shadow banking in increasing leverage and facilitating debt. Economy&Society 45(3-4). With R. Fernandez

Research theme
  • Capitalism, Crises, Industrial Policy and Debt-Led Accumulation

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