Len Seabrooke is Professor in the Department of Business and Politics (DBP) at the Copenhagen Business School. He joined CBS in 2005 and is also the former Director of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick (2009-2010), where he also served as the Director of the Warwick Commission on International Financial Reform. Len is Chief Scientist for the ‘European Legitimacy in Governing through Hard Times’ (ENLIGHTEN, 2015-2018) project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. He recently completed a project as Principal Investigator for the European Research Council (PIPES, 2011-2014), as well as leading other research projects for the EC and the Norwegian Research Council. Formerly a co-editor of the Review of International Political Economy (2007-2012), he is now a senior editor of International Studies Quarterly (2014-2018). Len’s research interests are transnational professionals, international organizations, NGOs, activist movements, consultancy communities, and networks around economic ideas. He is currently completing a monograph titled ‘World For Sale: The Market for International Organization’.
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This memo outlines key concepts and the methodological approach involved in a recently funded Institute for New Economic Thinking project. Our aim is to pinpoint the relationship between the reception of academic ideas, traced by citation networks with qualitative coding, and positions of institutional and political power.