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Aditi Sahasrabuddhe

Graduate Student

Aditi Sahasrabuddhe

Educational Background

MSc International Political Economy, London School of Economics and Political Science

MA Economics and Politics, The University of Edinburgh



I'm a PhD Candidate in Government in International Relations, and currently a Global Political Economy Project pre-doctoral fellow at the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University.  My work has been published in the Review of International Political Economy. My writing has also appeared in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage


international political economy; international finance; central banking; international and economic history; global governance; international cooperation


  • Government


My research specializes in international political economy with a focus on global governance, the politics of international finance, and international cooperation. My dissertation, Bankers Without Borders: The Personal Politics of Central Bank Cooperation, explores the question of why and among whom central banks cooperate to manage financial pressures, through the use of currency swaps. I show that central bank leaders' personal relationships with their foreign counterparts can shape outcomes of crisis management. I am also interested in questions around global dollar dominance, leadership in international institutions, economic diplomacy and central bank legitimacy.