dr. A. Wigger (Angela)

Universitair hoofddocent - Internationale Betrekkingen

dr. A. Wigger (Angela)

Heyendaalseweg 141


Postbus 9108

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 EU industrial and antitrust policy, industrial re-shoring 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:

2023: The new EU industrial policy and deepening structural asymmetries: Smart Specialisation not so smart. Journal of Common Market Studies 61(1): 20-37.

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

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



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