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Skylar Brooks

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow
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Skylar Brooks is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow whose current research looks at the political economy of debt accumulation in emerging markets since the 2008 global financial crisis. His broader research interests focus on the politics of international financial and monetary relations, global economic governance, and international institutions. His PhD thesis, Governing Sovereign Bankruptcy: Writing International Rules for Rewriting National Debts, analyzed the politics of regulatory reform in the international regime for sovereign debt restructuring, providing a novel framework for understanding the types of governance arrangements that are politically possible in this contested area of global finance. Before completing his PhD, Skylar was a Research Associate in the Global Economy program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), where he researched and wrote about key global financial governance challenges facing international and Canadian policymakers. His work has been published in a number of scholarly journals, including Global Governance, International Affairs, and Journal of Globalization and Development. Skylar holds a PhD (2019) and an MA (2013) in Global Governance from the University of Waterloo, and a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs and Policy Management from Carleton University (2012).

Selected Publications

“The Politics of Regulatory Design in the Sovereign Debt Restructuring Regime,” Global Governance 25(3) (2019): 393-417.

“Debt politics as usual? Reforming the sovereign debt restructuring regime after 2008,” International Affairs 93 (5) (2017): 1085-1105. Co-authored with Eric Helleiner.

“Private Creditor Power and the Politics of Sovereign Debt Governance,” in M. Guzman, J.A. Ocampo, and J. Stiglitz, eds. Too Little, Too Late: The Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises (Columbia University Press, 2016). Co-authored with Domenico Lombardi.

“Governing Sovereign Debt Restructuring Through Regulatory Standards,” Journal of Globalization and Development 6 (2) (2015): 287-318. Co-authored with Domenico Lombardi.

“Identifying and Resolving Inter-Creditor and Debtor-Creditor Equity Issues in Sovereign Debt Restructuring,” CIGI Policy Brief No. 53 (2015). Co-authored with Martin Guzman, Domenico Lombardi, and Joseph E. Stiglitz.

“How Green is Our Money? Mapping the Relationship Between Monetary Systems and the Environment,” International Journal of Community Currency Research 19 (2015): 12-18.

“Strengthening the Early Warning Exercise,” World Economics 14(3) (2013). Co-authored with Bessma Momani, Michael Cockburn, Warren Clarke, and Dustyn Lanz.