Thomas Stubbs

My research interests span the fields of political economy, urban sociology, development studies, economic and political sociology, quantitative methods, and East Africa. Currently, I am a Lecturer in Quantitative Sociology at the School of Social Sciences, University of Waikato, and a Research Associate in Political Economy at the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge.

My research engages in three overlapping topics:
1) Urban poverty and development
2) Determinants and consequences of IMF program
3) Political economy of East Africa

Over the years, my research has been funded by Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust and Cambridge Commonwealth Trust. For more information about my research, please visit my website.

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The IMF unlocks billions in aid, but from whom?

Article | Feb 2, 2016

On 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an ambitious policy agenda that aims to eradicate poverty, in all its forms and dimensions, by 2030.

The IMF and Human Development: Little Progress and Worrisome Trends

Article | Oct 13, 2014

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank celebrate their 70th anniversary this year, yet few countries have been eager to join the festivities.