Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven


I’m a heterodox political economists currently working as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Development at King’s College, London. My research is broadly centered on the role of finance in development, structural explanations for global inequalities, the political economy of development, and critically assessing the economics field.

I’m also founding editor of the blog Developing Economics, I’m a founding steering group member of Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ), I coordinate the Association for Heterodox Economics, I’m on the Council of the Development Studies Association, among other things.

I’ve also recently started a podcast: Hierarchies of Development. Have a listen and let me know what you think.

On this website you can find some of my research, media clips, blog posts, and updates. You can also view my CV and contact information.

I have a Ph.D. in Economics from The New School and an M.Sc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. I previously worked as a Lecturer at the University of York’s Department of Politics.

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Why Do Economists Have Trouble Understanding Racialized Inequalities?

Article | Aug 3, 2020

Mainstream economics ignores historical and structural factors by design

Diversity and Excellence: Not A Zero Sum Game

Article | Mar 11, 2019

As young scholars, we have formulated a new plan for fostering diversity in both identity and scholarly thinking in economics—preconditions for academic rigor.

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Dependency Theory & the Decolonization of Economics

Video | Jul 5, 2023

Rethink global economics with Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven as she delves into the Eurocentric nature of the field and the role dependency theory could play in decolonizing it.

Young Scholars Initiative Early Career Days

Event Conference | Nov 18–20, 2021

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