Dr Bernhard Reinsberg

  • Reader (Politics)

Research interests

Biography

Bernhard Reinsberg is a Reader in Politics and International Relations at the University of Glasgow and a Research Associate in Political Economy at the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Zurich, an MA in Comparative and International Studies at ETH Zurich and BA degrees in Political Science (Freie Universität Berlin) and Mathematics (University in Hagen).

His research is on the political economy of international organisations—such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund—and seeks to contribute to a better understanding of what drives their behavior and when their development interventions are effective. As awardee of a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, he examines the impact of earmarked funding to international organisations on their ability to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Research interests

  • International organisations
  • Political Economy
  • Development

Publications

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Number of items: 77.

2024

Heinzel, M. and Reinsberg, B. (2024) Trust funds and the sub-national effectiveness of development aid: evidence from the World Bank. World Development, 179, 106609. (doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2024.106609)

Cormier, B., Heinzel, M. and Reinsberg, B. (2024) Informally governing international development: G7 coordination and orchestration in aid. International Studies Quarterly, 68(2), sqae019. (doi: 10.1093/isq/sqae019)

Reinsberg, B. (2024) Informal governance in the development regime: a political economy perspective on two types of informal organizations. In: Abbott, K. W. and Biersteker, T. J. (eds.) Informal Governance in World Politics. Cambridge University Press, pp. 74-106. ISBN 9781009180535 (doi: 10.1017/9781009180528.007)

Shea, P. E., Reinsberg, B. and Kern, A. (2024) China lending and the political economy of leader survival. Journal of Conflict Resolution, (Accepted for Publication)

Reinsberg, B. , Heinzel, M. and Siauwijaya, C. (2024) Tracking earmarked funding to international organizations: introducing the earmarked funding dataset. Review of International Organizations, (doi: 10.1007/s11558-024-09548-1) (Early Online Publication)

Kern, A., Reinsberg, B. and Lee, C. (2024) The unintended consequences of IMF programs: women left behind in the labor market. Review of International Organizations, (doi: 10.1007/s11558-024-09542-7) (Early Online Publication)

Reinsberg, B. (2024) Institutional overlap and the survival of intergovernmental organisations. West European Politics, (doi: 10.1080/01402382.2024.2341564) (Early Online Publication)

Reinsberg, B. and Abouharb, M. R. (2024) Structural adjustment, partisan alignment, and protest in the developing world. Journal of Peace Research, (doi: 10.1177/00223433241231841) (Early Online Publication)

Dreher, A., Lang, V. and Reinsberg, B. (2024) Aid effectiveness and donor motives. World Development, 176, 106501. (doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2023.106501)

Heinzel, M. , Reinsberg, B. and Swedlund, H. (2024) Transparency and citizen support for public agencies: the case of foreign aid. Governance, (doi: 10.1111/gove.12863) (Early Online Publication)

Kern, A., Reinsberg, B. and Shea, P. E. (2024) Why cronies don’t cry? IMF programs, Chinese lending, and leader survival. Public Choice, 198, pp. 269-295. (doi: 10.1007/s11127-023-01114-4)

Reinsberg, B. and Siauwijaya, C. (2024) Does earmarked funding affect the performance of international organizations. Global Policy, 15(1), pp. 23-39. (doi: 10.1111/1758-5899.13270)

Heinzel, M. , Kern, A., Metinsoy, S. and Reinsberg, B. (2024) International Monetary Fund programmes and the glass cliff effect. European Journal of Political Research, (doi: 10.1111/1475-6765.12660) (Early Online Publication)

Reinsberg, B. , Kern, A., Heinzel, M. and Metinsoy, S. (2024) Women’s leadership and the gendered consequences of austerity in the public sector: evidence from IMF programs. Governance, 37(1), pp. 303-321. (doi: 10.1111/gove.12764)

Reinsberg, B. , Shaw, D. and Bujnoch, L. (2024) Revisiting the security-development nexus: Human security and the effects of IMF adjustment programs. Conflict Management and Peace Science, 41(1), pp. 72-95. (doi: 10.1177/07388942221111064)

2023

Skeldon, K. et al. (2023) Research Firsts Exhibition. [Exhibitions]

Konstantinidis, N. and Reinsberg, B. (2023) Government ownership of IMF conditionality programs: conceptualization, measurement, and validation. International Studies Quarterly, 67(4), sqad074. (doi: 10.1093/isq/sqad074)

Abouharb, M. R. and Reinsberg, B. (2023) IMF Lending: Partisanship, Punishment, and Protest. Series: Cambridge Elements. Elements in international relations. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781009451154 (doi: 10.1017/9781009451116)

Reinsberg, B. (2023) Earmarked funding and the performance of international organizations: evidence from food and agricultural development agencies. Global Studies Quarterly, 3(4), ksad056. (doi: 10.1093/isagsq/ksad056)

Reinsberg, B. and Swedlund, H. (2023) How transparent are aid agencies to their citizens? Introducing the Citizen Aid Transparency Dataset. Journal of International Development, 35(7), pp. 2177-2212. (doi: 10.1002/jid.3762)

Reinsberg, B. and Abouharb, M. R. (2023) Partisanship, protection, and punishment: how governments affect the distributional consequences of International Monetary Fund programs. Review of International Political Economy, 30(5), pp. 1851-1879. (doi: 10.1080/09692290.2022.2126513)

Kern, A., Nosrati, E., Reinsberg, B. and Sevinc, D. (2023) Crash for cash: offshore financial destinations and IMF programs. European Journal of Political Economy, 78, 102359. (doi: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2023.102359)

Heinzel, M. , Cormier, B. and Reinsberg, B. (2023) Earmarked funding and the control–performance trade-off in international development organizations. International Organization, 77(2), pp. 475-495. (doi: 10.1017/S0020818323000085)

Reinsberg, B. and Dellepiane, S. (2023) The domestic sources of sub-state foreign policymaking: determinants of subnational development cooperation across European regions. Journal of European Public Policy, 30(5), pp. 922-947. (doi: 10.1080/13501763.2022.2055111)

Nosrati, E., Kern, A., Reinsberg, B. and Sevinc, D. (2023) Structural adjustment and the political economy of capital flight. Socio-Economic Review, (doi: 10.1093/ser/mwad010) (Early Online Publication)

Dellepiane, S. and Reinsberg, B. (2023) Paradiplomacy as nation-building: the politics of Scotland’s international development policy (1999-2022). British Journal of Politics and International Relations, (doi: 10.1177/13691481231165408) (Early Online Publication)

Reinsberg, B. and Westerwinter, O. (2023) Institutional overlap in global governance and the design of intergovernmental organizations. Review of International Organizations, 18(4), pp. 693-724. (doi: 10.1007/s11558-023-09488-2)

Reinsberg, B. (2023) Financing the Future: Multilateral Development Banks in the Changing World Order of the 21st Century. Global Policy Blog, [Book Review]

Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T. and Bujnoch, L. (2023) Structural adjustment, alienation, and mass protest. Social Science Research, 109, 102777. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2022.102777)

2022

Reinsberg, B. and Dellepiane, S. (2022) Development co-operation by European regions: introducing the subnational donor governance dataset. Development Policy Review, 40(6), e12608. (doi: 10.1111/dpr.12608)

Kern, A. and Reinsberg, B. (2022) The political economy of Chinese debt and International Monetary Fund conditionality. Global Studies Quarterly, 2(4), ksac062. (doi: 10.1093/isagsq/ksac062)

Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T. and Kentikelenis, A. (2022) Compliance, defiance, and the dependency trap: International Monetary Fund program interruptions and their impact on capital markets. Regulation and Governance, 16(4), pp. 1022-1041. (doi: 10.1111/rego.12422)

Dietrich, S., Reinsberg, B. and Steinwand, M. C. (2022) Donor bureaucratic organisation and the pursuit of performance-based aid through multilateral trust funds. Journal of International Relations and Development, 25(3), pp. 709-738. (doi: 10.1057/s41268-022-00259-x)

Kentikelenis, A., Stubbs, T. and Reinsberg, B. (2022) The IMF and the Road to a Green and Inclusive Recovery after Covid-19. Documentation. Cambridge Centre for Business Research (CBR) Special Report. (doi: 10.17863/CAM.86038).

Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T. and Kentikelenis, A. (2022) Unimplementable by design? Understanding (non-)compliance with International Monetary Fund policy conditionality. Governance, 35(3), pp. 689-715. (doi: 10.1111/gove.12605)

Kern, A., Reinsberg, B. and Shea, P. E. (2022) IMF Programs, Chinese Lending, and the Political Economy of Leader Survival. Working Paper #118. Working Paper. AidData at William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

2021

Reinsberg, B. , Kern, A. and Rau-Göhring, M. (2021) The political economy of IMF conditionality and central bank independence. European Journal of Political Economy, 68, 101987. (doi: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2020.101987)

Reinsberg, B. , Kentikelenis, A. and Stubbs, T. (2021) Creating crony capitalism: neoliberal globalization and the fueling of corruption. Socio-Economic Review, 19(2), pp. 607-634. (doi: 10.1093/ser/mwz039)

Reinsberg, B. and Westerwinter, O. (2021) The global governance of international development: documenting the rise of multi-stakeholder partnerships and identifying underlying theoretical explanations. Review of International Organizations, 16(1), pp. 59-94. (doi: 10.1007/s11558-019-09362-0)

Reinsberg, B. (2021) Fully-automated liberalism? Blockchain technology and international cooperation in an anarchic world. International Theory, 13(2), pp. 287-313. (doi: 10.1017/S1752971920000305)

2020

Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T., Kentikelenis, A. and King, L. (2020) Bad governance: how privatization increases corruption in developing countries. Regulation and Governance, 14(4), pp. 698-717. (doi: 10.1111/rego.12265)

Bernards, N., Campbell-Verduyn, M., Rodima-Taylor, D., Duberry, J., DuPont, Q., Dimmelmeier, A., Huetten, M., Mahrenbach, L. C., Porter, T. and Reinsberg, B. (2020) Interrogating technology-led experiments in sustainability governance. Global Policy, 11(4), pp. 523-531. (doi: 10.1111/1758-5899.12826)

Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T. and Kentikelenis, A. (2020) Taxing the people, not trade: the International Monetary Fund and the structure of taxation in developing countries. Studies in Comparative International Development, 55(3), pp. 278-304. (doi: 10.1007/s12116-020-09307-4)

Michaelowa, K., Michaelowa, A., Reinsberg, B. and Shishlov, I. (2020) Do multilateral development bank trust funds allocate climate finance efficiently? Sustainability, 12(14), 5529. (doi: 10.3390/su12145529)

Stubbs, T., Reinsberg, B. , Kentikelenis, A. and King, L. (2020) How to evaluate the effects of IMF conditionality: an extension of quantitative approaches and an empirical application to public education spending. Review of International Organizations, 15(1), pp. 29-73. (doi: 10.1007/s11558-018-9332-5)

Reinsberg, B. , Shishlov, I., Michaelowa, K. and Michaelowa, A. (2020) Climate Change-related Trust Funds at the Multilateral Development Banks. Documentation. Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development/ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Berlin.

2019

Kern, A., Reinsberg, B. and Rau-Göhring, M. (2019) IMF conditionality and central bank independence. European Journal of Political Economy, 59, pp. 212-229. (doi: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2019.03.002)

Szent-Iványi, B., Reinsberg, B. and Lightfoot, S. (2019) Small donors in world politics: the role of trust funds in the foreign aid policies of Central and Eastern European donors. European Journal of Development Research, 31(3), pp. 663-683. (doi: 10.1057/s41287-018-0175-y)

Reinsberg, B. (2019) Do countries use foreign aid to buy geopolitical influence? Evidence from donor campaigns for temporary UN Security Council seats. Politics and Governance, 7(2), pp. 127-154. (doi: 10.17645/pag.v7i2.1837)

Reinsberg, B. (2019) Blockchain technology and the governance of foreign aid. Journal of Institutional Economics, 15(3), pp. 413-429. (doi: 10.1017/S1744137418000462)

Forster, T., Kentikelenis, A. E., Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T. H. and King, L. P. (2019) How structural adjustment programs affect inequality: a disaggregated analysis of IMF conditionality, 1980–2014. Social Science Research, 80, pp. 83-113. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2019.01.001)

Daoud, A. and Reinsberg, B. (2019) Structural adjustment, state capacity, and child health: evidence from IMF programs. International Journal of Epidemiology, 48(2), pp. 445-454. (doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy251) (PMID:30521004)

Daoud, A., Reinsberg, B. , Kentikelenis, A. E., Stubbs, T. H. and King, L. P. (2019) The International Monetary Fund’s interventions in food and agriculture: An analysis of loans and conditions. Food Policy, 83, pp. 204-218. (doi: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2019.01.005)

Reinsberg, B. , Kentikelenis, A., Stubbs, T. and King, L. (2019) The world system and the hollowing out of state capacity: how structural adjustment programs affect bureaucratic quality in developing countries. American Journal of Sociology, 124(4), pp. 1222-1257. (doi: 10.1086/701703)

Coutts, A., Daoud, A., Fakih, A., Marrouch, W. and Reinsberg, B. (2019) Guns and butter? Military expenditure and health spending on the eve of the Arab Spring. Defence and Peace Economics, 30(2), pp. 227-237. (doi: 10.1080/10242694.2018.1497372)

Reinsberg, B. (2019) Do Countries Use Foreign Aid to Buy Geopolitical Influence? Evidence from Donor Campaigns for Temporary UN Security Council Seats. WIDER Working Paper 4/2019. Working Paper. UNU-WIDER. (doi: 10.35188/UNU-WIDER/ 2019/638-8).

Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T., Kentikelenis, A. and King, L. (2019) The political economy of labor market deregulation during IMF interventions. International Interactions, 45(3), pp. 532-559. (doi: 10.1080/03050629.2019.1582531)

2018

Michaelowa, K., Reinsberg, B. and Schneider, C. J. (2018) The politics of double delegation in the European Union. International Studies Quarterly, 62(4), pp. 821-833. (doi: 10.1093/isq/sqy034)

Reinsberg, B. (2018) Blockchain technology and international relations: Decentralized solutions to foster cooperation in an anarchic world. Working Paper. Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.

Reinsberg, B. (2018) Blockchain technology and the governance of foreign aid. Working Paper. Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.

2017

Reinsberg, B. (2017) Xu, Jiajun. 2017. Beyond US Hegemony in International Development: The Contest for Influence at the World Bank. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Review of International Organizations, 12(3), pp. 491-495. (doi: 10.1007/s11558-017-9269-0)[Book Review]

Reinsberg, B. (2017) Trust funds as a lever of influence at international development organizations. Global Policy, 8(S5), pp. 85-95. (doi: 10.1111/1758-5899.12464)

Michaelowa, K., Reinsberg, B. and Schneider, C. (2017) Multi-bi aid in European development assistance: the role of capacity constraints and member state politics. Development Policy Review, 35(4), pp. 513-530. (doi: 10.1111/dpr.12193)

Daoud, A., Nosrati, E., Reinsberg, B. , Kentikelenis, A. E., Stubbs, T. H. and King, L. P. (2017) Impact of International Monetary Fund programs on child health. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(25), pp. 6492-6497. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1617353114) (PMID:28507158) (PMCID:PMC5488917)

Eichenauer, V. Z. and Reinsberg, B. (2017) What determines earmarked funding to international development organizations? Evidence from the new multi-bi aid data. Review of International Organizations, 12(2), pp. 171-197. (doi: 10.1007/s11558-017-9267-2)

Reinsberg, B. (2017) Organizational reform and the rise of trust funds: lessons from the World Bank. Review of International Organizations, 12(2), pp. 199-226. (doi: 10.1007/s11558-017-9268-1)

Michaelowa, K., Reinsberg, B. and Schneider, C. (2017) The Politics of Double-Delegation in the European Union. Working Paper. Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS), Zurich.

Reinsberg, B. (2017) Five steps to smarter multi-bi aid: a new way forward for earmarked finance. Project Report. Overseas Development Institute, London.

Reinsberg, B. , Michaelowa, K. and Knack, S. (2017) Which donors, which funds? Bilateral donors' choice of multilateral funds at the World Bank. International Organization, 71(4), pp. 767-802. (doi: 10.1017/S0020818317000340)

2016

Eichenauer, V. Z. and Reinsberg, B. (2016) What determines earmarked funding to international development organizations? Evidence from the new multi-bi aid data. Working Paper. Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS), Zurich.

Reinsberg, B. (2016) The implications of multi-bi financing for multilateral agencies: the example of the World Bank. In: Klingebiel, S., Mahn, T. and Negre, M. (eds.) The Fragmentation of Aid: Concepts, Measurements and Implications for Development Cooperation. Series: Rethinking international development series. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 185-198. ISBN 9781137553560 (doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-55357-7_13)

2015

Eichenauer, V. and Reinsberg, B. (2015) What determines French multi-bi aid? A comparative analysis of funding patterns of global funds and trust funds at international development organizations. Project Report. Agence Française de Développement.

Reinsberg, B. (2015) Foreign aid responses to political liberalization. World Development, 75, pp. 46-61. (doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.11.006)

Reinsberg, B. , Michaelowa, K. and Eichenauer, V. Z. (2015) The rise of multi-bi aid and the proliferation of trust finds. In: Arvin, B. M. and Lew, B. (eds.) Handbook on the Economics of Foreign Aid. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 527-554. ISBN 9781783474578 (doi: 10.4337/9781783474592)

Reinsberg, B. , Michaelowa, K. and Knack, S. (2015) Which donors, which funds ? the choice of multilateral funds by bilateral donors at the World Bank. Project Report. World Bank Group.

2014

Eichenauer, V. Z. and Reinsberg, B. (2014) Multi-bi aid: Tracking the evolution of earmarked funding to international development organizations from 1990 to 2012 (Codebook). Working Paper. Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS), Zurich.

Herrmann, S., Kükenshöner, C., Reinsberg, B. and Tesfaye, Y. (2014) Analysis of the German trust fund portfolio at the World Bank and guidance on reforms. Project Report. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Berlin. (doi: 10.5167/uzh-114802).

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Articles

Heinzel, M. and Reinsberg, B. (2024) Trust funds and the sub-national effectiveness of development aid: evidence from the World Bank. World Development, 179, 106609. (doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2024.106609)

Cormier, B., Heinzel, M. and Reinsberg, B. (2024) Informally governing international development: G7 coordination and orchestration in aid. International Studies Quarterly, 68(2), sqae019. (doi: 10.1093/isq/sqae019)

Shea, P. E., Reinsberg, B. and Kern, A. (2024) China lending and the political economy of leader survival. Journal of Conflict Resolution, (Accepted for Publication)

Reinsberg, B. , Heinzel, M. and Siauwijaya, C. (2024) Tracking earmarked funding to international organizations: introducing the earmarked funding dataset. Review of International Organizations, (doi: 10.1007/s11558-024-09548-1) (Early Online Publication)

Kern, A., Reinsberg, B. and Lee, C. (2024) The unintended consequences of IMF programs: women left behind in the labor market. Review of International Organizations, (doi: 10.1007/s11558-024-09542-7) (Early Online Publication)

Reinsberg, B. (2024) Institutional overlap and the survival of intergovernmental organisations. West European Politics, (doi: 10.1080/01402382.2024.2341564) (Early Online Publication)

Reinsberg, B. and Abouharb, M. R. (2024) Structural adjustment, partisan alignment, and protest in the developing world. Journal of Peace Research, (doi: 10.1177/00223433241231841) (Early Online Publication)

Dreher, A., Lang, V. and Reinsberg, B. (2024) Aid effectiveness and donor motives. World Development, 176, 106501. (doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2023.106501)

Heinzel, M. , Reinsberg, B. and Swedlund, H. (2024) Transparency and citizen support for public agencies: the case of foreign aid. Governance, (doi: 10.1111/gove.12863) (Early Online Publication)

Kern, A., Reinsberg, B. and Shea, P. E. (2024) Why cronies don’t cry? IMF programs, Chinese lending, and leader survival. Public Choice, 198, pp. 269-295. (doi: 10.1007/s11127-023-01114-4)

Reinsberg, B. and Siauwijaya, C. (2024) Does earmarked funding affect the performance of international organizations. Global Policy, 15(1), pp. 23-39. (doi: 10.1111/1758-5899.13270)

Heinzel, M. , Kern, A., Metinsoy, S. and Reinsberg, B. (2024) International Monetary Fund programmes and the glass cliff effect. European Journal of Political Research, (doi: 10.1111/1475-6765.12660) (Early Online Publication)

Reinsberg, B. , Kern, A., Heinzel, M. and Metinsoy, S. (2024) Women’s leadership and the gendered consequences of austerity in the public sector: evidence from IMF programs. Governance, 37(1), pp. 303-321. (doi: 10.1111/gove.12764)

Reinsberg, B. , Shaw, D. and Bujnoch, L. (2024) Revisiting the security-development nexus: Human security and the effects of IMF adjustment programs. Conflict Management and Peace Science, 41(1), pp. 72-95. (doi: 10.1177/07388942221111064)

Konstantinidis, N. and Reinsberg, B. (2023) Government ownership of IMF conditionality programs: conceptualization, measurement, and validation. International Studies Quarterly, 67(4), sqad074. (doi: 10.1093/isq/sqad074)

Reinsberg, B. (2023) Earmarked funding and the performance of international organizations: evidence from food and agricultural development agencies. Global Studies Quarterly, 3(4), ksad056. (doi: 10.1093/isagsq/ksad056)

Reinsberg, B. and Swedlund, H. (2023) How transparent are aid agencies to their citizens? Introducing the Citizen Aid Transparency Dataset. Journal of International Development, 35(7), pp. 2177-2212. (doi: 10.1002/jid.3762)

Reinsberg, B. and Abouharb, M. R. (2023) Partisanship, protection, and punishment: how governments affect the distributional consequences of International Monetary Fund programs. Review of International Political Economy, 30(5), pp. 1851-1879. (doi: 10.1080/09692290.2022.2126513)

Kern, A., Nosrati, E., Reinsberg, B. and Sevinc, D. (2023) Crash for cash: offshore financial destinations and IMF programs. European Journal of Political Economy, 78, 102359. (doi: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2023.102359)

Heinzel, M. , Cormier, B. and Reinsberg, B. (2023) Earmarked funding and the control–performance trade-off in international development organizations. International Organization, 77(2), pp. 475-495. (doi: 10.1017/S0020818323000085)

Reinsberg, B. and Dellepiane, S. (2023) The domestic sources of sub-state foreign policymaking: determinants of subnational development cooperation across European regions. Journal of European Public Policy, 30(5), pp. 922-947. (doi: 10.1080/13501763.2022.2055111)

Nosrati, E., Kern, A., Reinsberg, B. and Sevinc, D. (2023) Structural adjustment and the political economy of capital flight. Socio-Economic Review, (doi: 10.1093/ser/mwad010) (Early Online Publication)

Dellepiane, S. and Reinsberg, B. (2023) Paradiplomacy as nation-building: the politics of Scotland’s international development policy (1999-2022). British Journal of Politics and International Relations, (doi: 10.1177/13691481231165408) (Early Online Publication)

Reinsberg, B. and Westerwinter, O. (2023) Institutional overlap in global governance and the design of intergovernmental organizations. Review of International Organizations, 18(4), pp. 693-724. (doi: 10.1007/s11558-023-09488-2)

Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T. and Bujnoch, L. (2023) Structural adjustment, alienation, and mass protest. Social Science Research, 109, 102777. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2022.102777)

Reinsberg, B. and Dellepiane, S. (2022) Development co-operation by European regions: introducing the subnational donor governance dataset. Development Policy Review, 40(6), e12608. (doi: 10.1111/dpr.12608)

Kern, A. and Reinsberg, B. (2022) The political economy of Chinese debt and International Monetary Fund conditionality. Global Studies Quarterly, 2(4), ksac062. (doi: 10.1093/isagsq/ksac062)

Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T. and Kentikelenis, A. (2022) Compliance, defiance, and the dependency trap: International Monetary Fund program interruptions and their impact on capital markets. Regulation and Governance, 16(4), pp. 1022-1041. (doi: 10.1111/rego.12422)

Dietrich, S., Reinsberg, B. and Steinwand, M. C. (2022) Donor bureaucratic organisation and the pursuit of performance-based aid through multilateral trust funds. Journal of International Relations and Development, 25(3), pp. 709-738. (doi: 10.1057/s41268-022-00259-x)

Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T. and Kentikelenis, A. (2022) Unimplementable by design? Understanding (non-)compliance with International Monetary Fund policy conditionality. Governance, 35(3), pp. 689-715. (doi: 10.1111/gove.12605)

Reinsberg, B. , Kern, A. and Rau-Göhring, M. (2021) The political economy of IMF conditionality and central bank independence. European Journal of Political Economy, 68, 101987. (doi: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2020.101987)

Reinsberg, B. , Kentikelenis, A. and Stubbs, T. (2021) Creating crony capitalism: neoliberal globalization and the fueling of corruption. Socio-Economic Review, 19(2), pp. 607-634. (doi: 10.1093/ser/mwz039)

Reinsberg, B. and Westerwinter, O. (2021) The global governance of international development: documenting the rise of multi-stakeholder partnerships and identifying underlying theoretical explanations. Review of International Organizations, 16(1), pp. 59-94. (doi: 10.1007/s11558-019-09362-0)

Reinsberg, B. (2021) Fully-automated liberalism? Blockchain technology and international cooperation in an anarchic world. International Theory, 13(2), pp. 287-313. (doi: 10.1017/S1752971920000305)

Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T., Kentikelenis, A. and King, L. (2020) Bad governance: how privatization increases corruption in developing countries. Regulation and Governance, 14(4), pp. 698-717. (doi: 10.1111/rego.12265)

Bernards, N., Campbell-Verduyn, M., Rodima-Taylor, D., Duberry, J., DuPont, Q., Dimmelmeier, A., Huetten, M., Mahrenbach, L. C., Porter, T. and Reinsberg, B. (2020) Interrogating technology-led experiments in sustainability governance. Global Policy, 11(4), pp. 523-531. (doi: 10.1111/1758-5899.12826)

Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T. and Kentikelenis, A. (2020) Taxing the people, not trade: the International Monetary Fund and the structure of taxation in developing countries. Studies in Comparative International Development, 55(3), pp. 278-304. (doi: 10.1007/s12116-020-09307-4)

Michaelowa, K., Michaelowa, A., Reinsberg, B. and Shishlov, I. (2020) Do multilateral development bank trust funds allocate climate finance efficiently? Sustainability, 12(14), 5529. (doi: 10.3390/su12145529)

Stubbs, T., Reinsberg, B. , Kentikelenis, A. and King, L. (2020) How to evaluate the effects of IMF conditionality: an extension of quantitative approaches and an empirical application to public education spending. Review of International Organizations, 15(1), pp. 29-73. (doi: 10.1007/s11558-018-9332-5)

Kern, A., Reinsberg, B. and Rau-Göhring, M. (2019) IMF conditionality and central bank independence. European Journal of Political Economy, 59, pp. 212-229. (doi: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2019.03.002)

Szent-Iványi, B., Reinsberg, B. and Lightfoot, S. (2019) Small donors in world politics: the role of trust funds in the foreign aid policies of Central and Eastern European donors. European Journal of Development Research, 31(3), pp. 663-683. (doi: 10.1057/s41287-018-0175-y)

Reinsberg, B. (2019) Do countries use foreign aid to buy geopolitical influence? Evidence from donor campaigns for temporary UN Security Council seats. Politics and Governance, 7(2), pp. 127-154. (doi: 10.17645/pag.v7i2.1837)

Reinsberg, B. (2019) Blockchain technology and the governance of foreign aid. Journal of Institutional Economics, 15(3), pp. 413-429. (doi: 10.1017/S1744137418000462)

Forster, T., Kentikelenis, A. E., Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T. H. and King, L. P. (2019) How structural adjustment programs affect inequality: a disaggregated analysis of IMF conditionality, 1980–2014. Social Science Research, 80, pp. 83-113. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2019.01.001)

Daoud, A. and Reinsberg, B. (2019) Structural adjustment, state capacity, and child health: evidence from IMF programs. International Journal of Epidemiology, 48(2), pp. 445-454. (doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy251) (PMID:30521004)

Daoud, A., Reinsberg, B. , Kentikelenis, A. E., Stubbs, T. H. and King, L. P. (2019) The International Monetary Fund’s interventions in food and agriculture: An analysis of loans and conditions. Food Policy, 83, pp. 204-218. (doi: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2019.01.005)

Reinsberg, B. , Kentikelenis, A., Stubbs, T. and King, L. (2019) The world system and the hollowing out of state capacity: how structural adjustment programs affect bureaucratic quality in developing countries. American Journal of Sociology, 124(4), pp. 1222-1257. (doi: 10.1086/701703)

Coutts, A., Daoud, A., Fakih, A., Marrouch, W. and Reinsberg, B. (2019) Guns and butter? Military expenditure and health spending on the eve of the Arab Spring. Defence and Peace Economics, 30(2), pp. 227-237. (doi: 10.1080/10242694.2018.1497372)

Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T., Kentikelenis, A. and King, L. (2019) The political economy of labor market deregulation during IMF interventions. International Interactions, 45(3), pp. 532-559. (doi: 10.1080/03050629.2019.1582531)

Michaelowa, K., Reinsberg, B. and Schneider, C. J. (2018) The politics of double delegation in the European Union. International Studies Quarterly, 62(4), pp. 821-833. (doi: 10.1093/isq/sqy034)

Reinsberg, B. (2017) Trust funds as a lever of influence at international development organizations. Global Policy, 8(S5), pp. 85-95. (doi: 10.1111/1758-5899.12464)

Michaelowa, K., Reinsberg, B. and Schneider, C. (2017) Multi-bi aid in European development assistance: the role of capacity constraints and member state politics. Development Policy Review, 35(4), pp. 513-530. (doi: 10.1111/dpr.12193)

Daoud, A., Nosrati, E., Reinsberg, B. , Kentikelenis, A. E., Stubbs, T. H. and King, L. P. (2017) Impact of International Monetary Fund programs on child health. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(25), pp. 6492-6497. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1617353114) (PMID:28507158) (PMCID:PMC5488917)

Eichenauer, V. Z. and Reinsberg, B. (2017) What determines earmarked funding to international development organizations? Evidence from the new multi-bi aid data. Review of International Organizations, 12(2), pp. 171-197. (doi: 10.1007/s11558-017-9267-2)

Reinsberg, B. (2017) Organizational reform and the rise of trust funds: lessons from the World Bank. Review of International Organizations, 12(2), pp. 199-226. (doi: 10.1007/s11558-017-9268-1)

Reinsberg, B. , Michaelowa, K. and Knack, S. (2017) Which donors, which funds? Bilateral donors' choice of multilateral funds at the World Bank. International Organization, 71(4), pp. 767-802. (doi: 10.1017/S0020818317000340)

Reinsberg, B. (2015) Foreign aid responses to political liberalization. World Development, 75, pp. 46-61. (doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.11.006)

Books

Abouharb, M. R. and Reinsberg, B. (2023) IMF Lending: Partisanship, Punishment, and Protest. Series: Cambridge Elements. Elements in international relations. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781009451154 (doi: 10.1017/9781009451116)

Book Sections

Reinsberg, B. (2024) Informal governance in the development regime: a political economy perspective on two types of informal organizations. In: Abbott, K. W. and Biersteker, T. J. (eds.) Informal Governance in World Politics. Cambridge University Press, pp. 74-106. ISBN 9781009180535 (doi: 10.1017/9781009180528.007)

Reinsberg, B. (2016) The implications of multi-bi financing for multilateral agencies: the example of the World Bank. In: Klingebiel, S., Mahn, T. and Negre, M. (eds.) The Fragmentation of Aid: Concepts, Measurements and Implications for Development Cooperation. Series: Rethinking international development series. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 185-198. ISBN 9781137553560 (doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-55357-7_13)

Reinsberg, B. , Michaelowa, K. and Eichenauer, V. Z. (2015) The rise of multi-bi aid and the proliferation of trust finds. In: Arvin, B. M. and Lew, B. (eds.) Handbook on the Economics of Foreign Aid. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 527-554. ISBN 9781783474578 (doi: 10.4337/9781783474592)

Book Reviews

Reinsberg, B. (2023) Financing the Future: Multilateral Development Banks in the Changing World Order of the 21st Century. Global Policy Blog, [Book Review]

Reinsberg, B. (2017) Xu, Jiajun. 2017. Beyond US Hegemony in International Development: The Contest for Influence at the World Bank. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Review of International Organizations, 12(3), pp. 491-495. (doi: 10.1007/s11558-017-9269-0)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Kentikelenis, A., Stubbs, T. and Reinsberg, B. (2022) The IMF and the Road to a Green and Inclusive Recovery after Covid-19. Documentation. Cambridge Centre for Business Research (CBR) Special Report. (doi: 10.17863/CAM.86038).

Kern, A., Reinsberg, B. and Shea, P. E. (2022) IMF Programs, Chinese Lending, and the Political Economy of Leader Survival. Working Paper #118. Working Paper. AidData at William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

Reinsberg, B. , Shishlov, I., Michaelowa, K. and Michaelowa, A. (2020) Climate Change-related Trust Funds at the Multilateral Development Banks. Documentation. Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development/ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Berlin.

Reinsberg, B. (2019) Do Countries Use Foreign Aid to Buy Geopolitical Influence? Evidence from Donor Campaigns for Temporary UN Security Council Seats. WIDER Working Paper 4/2019. Working Paper. UNU-WIDER. (doi: 10.35188/UNU-WIDER/ 2019/638-8).

Reinsberg, B. (2018) Blockchain technology and international relations: Decentralized solutions to foster cooperation in an anarchic world. Working Paper. Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.

Reinsberg, B. (2018) Blockchain technology and the governance of foreign aid. Working Paper. Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.

Michaelowa, K., Reinsberg, B. and Schneider, C. (2017) The Politics of Double-Delegation in the European Union. Working Paper. Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS), Zurich.

Reinsberg, B. (2017) Five steps to smarter multi-bi aid: a new way forward for earmarked finance. Project Report. Overseas Development Institute, London.

Eichenauer, V. Z. and Reinsberg, B. (2016) What determines earmarked funding to international development organizations? Evidence from the new multi-bi aid data. Working Paper. Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS), Zurich.

Eichenauer, V. and Reinsberg, B. (2015) What determines French multi-bi aid? A comparative analysis of funding patterns of global funds and trust funds at international development organizations. Project Report. Agence Française de Développement.

Reinsberg, B. , Michaelowa, K. and Knack, S. (2015) Which donors, which funds ? the choice of multilateral funds by bilateral donors at the World Bank. Project Report. World Bank Group.

Eichenauer, V. Z. and Reinsberg, B. (2014) Multi-bi aid: Tracking the evolution of earmarked funding to international development organizations from 1990 to 2012 (Codebook). Working Paper. Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS), Zurich.

Herrmann, S., Kükenshöner, C., Reinsberg, B. and Tesfaye, Y. (2014) Analysis of the German trust fund portfolio at the World Bank and guidance on reforms. Project Report. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Berlin. (doi: 10.5167/uzh-114802).

Exhibitions

Skeldon, K. et al. (2023) Research Firsts Exhibition. [Exhibitions]

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Grants

Research grants held as 'Principal Investigator' from 01/07/2017

Supervision

I am most interested in supervising PhD students on the following topics:

  • International organisation(s)
  • Global Governance
  • Foreign aid
  • Development finance
  • Earmarked funding
  • Blockchain technology

I am also able to (co-)supervise PhD projects on the following topics:

  • Trade governance
  • Financial regulation
  • Security-development nexus

Please do not hesitate to get in touch. If you wish me to supervise your PhD project, please attach a short research proposal, curriculum vitae, transcript of records, and a writing sample. 

  • XU, DAN
    A shift in the mode of global governance? Indirect governance by informal intergovernmental organisations (IIGOs) through intermediaries

Teaching

Undergraduate teaching

  • International Political Economy 
  • International Organizations 

Postgraduate teaching

  • Research Design 
  • International Relations Research Design

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2022: Socio-Economic Review Best Paper Prize (Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE))
  • 2019: Gavid C Reid Prize for the Best Paper by a CBR Early Career Researcher (University of Cambridge, Centre for Business Research (CBR))

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2022 - -: UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships, Peer Review College
  • 2023 - -: Economic and Social Research Council, Peer Review College

Editorial boards

  • 2019 - -: Politics & Governance
  • 2019 - -: PLOS ONE
  • 2024 - -: Politics

Professional & learned societies

  • 2022 - -: Committee member, Standing Group on International Relations, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)

Additional information

News coverage

"The rise of earmarking and how it affects aid effectiveness", University of Glasgow Social Sciences Hub (March 6, 2024)

"No G20, Brasil se engaja na reforma de órgãos multilaterais", Interview with DW (February 29, 2024)

“Scotland’s approach to international development”, University of Glasgow Social Sciences Hub (February 27, 2024)

“Localizing Sustainable Development: Why sub-state governments become increasingly engaged in international development cooperation”, Scottish Council on Global Affairs (SCGA) Policy Insight (February 24, 2024)

“Towards A Feminist Foreign Policy For Scotland: Partners, Pitfalls, Possibilities”, Scottish Council on Global Affairs (SCGA) Policy Insight (December 2023)

“IMF bailouts: how governments use them to hurt political opponents — new research”, The Conversation (November 11, 2023)

“Tagung von IWF und Weltbank: Welche Reformen sind nötig?”, Interview with Deutschlandfunk, Der Tag (13 October 2023)

“Opinion: Aid agencies should be more transparent to taxpayers”, Devex (31 March 2023)

IMF must work harder to avoid payments being used as a partisan tool“, University of Glasgow, School of Social and Political Sciences (October 19, 2022)

“Why IMF comments on the UK economy spooked traders and investors”, The Conversation (September 30, 2022)

“Does the International Monetary Fund undermine human security?”, The Loop (ECPR blog) (August 4, 2022)

“75 Jahre Internationaler Währungsfonds: Wie die Ärmsten unter Hilfskrediten leiden“, Interview with Deutschlandfunk Kultur (March 1, 2022)

“Business as Usual or Breaking With the Past? IMF Tax Advice in the Covid-19 Era,” Austaxpolicy: Tax and Transfer Policy Blog (October 4, 2021) 

“When central bank independence becomes a condition for International Monetary Fund loans,” LSE Business Review (October 1, 2021)

“Lots of IMF programmes are never completed – because they’re unworkable” The Conversation (July 12, 2021)

“Ein starker Zusammenhang zwischen IWF-Präsenz und Massendemonstrationen,” LISA Wissenschaftsportal — Gerda-Henkel Stiftung (December 8, 2020) — re-published in Blickpunkt WiSO (December 19, 2020)

"Three ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis," The Conversation (June 11, 2020) — re-published in The Global (June 23, 2020)

"How IMF programmes can increase corruption," The Conversation (September 27, 2019)

"Privatization increases corruption," Inter Press Service, Op-ed by Jomo K. Sundaram (July 23, 2019)

"IMF says it cares about inequality -- but will it change its ways?" The Conversation (July 17, 2019)

"Privatization and corruption," InsightJudge Business School, Cambridge (July 9, 2019) 

"IMF’s conditionalities," Business Recorder (March 20, 2019)

"IMF policy reforms weaken the state, study finds," University News, University of Glasgow (March 15, 2019)

"Blockchain and Foreign Aid Governance." Hashreader (July 19, 2018).

"Hilfsgelder auf Umwegen." UZH news (October 7, 2014).

Additional information

Dr Bernhard Reinsberg convenes the Global Political Economy Research Network (GPERN) and is in the leadership team of the College of Social Sciences interdisciplinary research theme Political Economy & Global Governance (PEGG). He is a member of the Global Sustainable Development theme in the Advanced Research Centre of the University of Glasgow.