Wesley Widmaier has studied economic crises for nearly three decades - from the 1970s Stagflations through the subprime bubble. He recently published "Economic Ideas in Political Time," a book which traces these debates over the past century - from the Progressive to the Neoliberal eras.
He is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Centre for Governance and Public Policy and at the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University in Brisbane Australia. His research interests include International Political Economy, International Relations Theory and the specific role of wars and crises as mechanisms of large-scale change. He is currently completing a manuscript on the interplay of economic consensus, crisis and change from the Great Crash to the Global Financial Crisis.