Best, Jacqueline

Full professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
Political Studies

Contact Information:

Office: 613-562-5800 (1719)

Preferred Method s of Contact:

E-mail, Office Telephone

Research Information:

My research is in international relations and international political economy. I study international finance with a particular interest in economic crises, the politics of inflation and central banking, and the power of economic ideas. I often try to understand present debates and issues through historical analysis—and am currently studying the early days of neoliberalism in the Reagan and Thatcher governments, which in many ways is the crucible for the present moment.


I am also drawn to trying to make sense of things that are not quite what they seem in politics today—for example looking at the central role of ignorance and failure in policymaking today.


My current research is motivated by a desire to understand the difficulties of our present moment by tracing the links between democracy, politics and the economy.

Areas of Expertise:

Language Preference:

French and English

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