Dr Bernhard Reinsberg

  • Lecturer (Politics)

Research interests

Biography

Bernhard Reinsberg is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Glasgow. He also is affiliated to 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 broadly covers 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. Against the background of an ever-expanding multilateral system, in which international organisations are but one actor tasked with addressing global challenges, he also studies the rise of multi-stakeholder partnerships and special-purpose trust funds. To study the design and effectiveness of international institutions, he uses primarily quantitative analysis.

Research interests

  • International organizations
  • Political Economy
  • Development

Publications

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Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014
Number of items: 35.

2019

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. , Kentikelenis, A. and Stubbs, T. (2019) Creating crony capitalism: neoliberal globalization and the fueling of corruption. Socio-Economic Review, (Accepted for Publication)

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)

Reinsberg, B. and Westerwinter, O. (2019) The global governance of international development: Documenting the rise of multi-stakeholder partnerships and identifying underlying theoretical explanations. Review of International Organizations, (Accepted for Publication)

Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T., Kentikelenis, A. and King, L. (2019) Bad governance: How privatization increases corruption in developing countries. Regulation and Governance, (Accepted for Publication)

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)

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

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)

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: a new dataset. Food Policy, (Accepted for Publication)

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)

2018

Stubbs, T., Reinsberg, B. , Kentikelenis, A. and King, L. (2018) 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, (doi:10.1007/s11558-018-9332-5) (Early Online Publication)

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.

This list was generated on Fri Dec 13 17:51:39 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 35.

Articles

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. , Kentikelenis, A. and Stubbs, T. (2019) Creating crony capitalism: neoliberal globalization and the fueling of corruption. Socio-Economic Review, (Accepted for Publication)

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)

Reinsberg, B. and Westerwinter, O. (2019) The global governance of international development: Documenting the rise of multi-stakeholder partnerships and identifying underlying theoretical explanations. Review of International Organizations, (Accepted for Publication)

Reinsberg, B. , Stubbs, T., Kentikelenis, A. and King, L. (2019) Bad governance: How privatization increases corruption in developing countries. Regulation and Governance, (Accepted for Publication)

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)

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

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)

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: a new dataset. Food Policy, (Accepted for Publication)

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)

Stubbs, T., Reinsberg, B. , Kentikelenis, A. and King, L. (2018) 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, (doi:10.1007/s11558-018-9332-5) (Early Online Publication)

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)

Book Sections

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. (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

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.

This list was generated on Fri Dec 13 17:51:39 2019 GMT.

Grants

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

  • Gerda Henkel Foundation, Special Research Programme "Security, Society and the State" (EUR 52,250)
  • Carnegie Trust, Research Incentive Grant, "Subnational development cooperation: A new research agenda" (GBP 13,748)
  • ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, "Blockchain technology and global governance" (GBP 3,000)
  • University of Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund, "Blockchain technology and foreign aid" (GBP 1,650)
  • College of Social Sciences Strategic Incentive Grant, "Extending the multi-bi aid dataset to study the effectiveness of earmarked funding" (GBP 3,600)
  • Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance / Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust / CRASSH Conference Support, "Transformations in Global Economic Governance" conference (GBP 7,360) 

Supervision

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

  • International organization(s)
  • Global Governance
  • Foreign aid
  • Development finance
  • Blockchain technology

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

  • Trade governance
  • Financial regulation
  • Peace and security
  • Transnational issues

Please do not hestitate 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. 


Teaching

Undergraduate teaching

  • International Political Economy (Fall 2019)
  • International Organizations (Spring 2020)

Postgraduate teaching

  • Research Design (Fall 2018)
  • International Relations Research Design (Spring 2019)

 

 


Professional activities & recognition

Editorial boards

  • 2019: Politics & Governance
  • 2019: PLOS ONE

Additional information

News coverage

"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

Office hours

There are no fixed office hours. Please write an email to suggest a time if you like a meeting. My office is at Adam Smith Building #811.