Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

Assa, J. and I.H. Kvangraven. 2021. ‘Imputing Away the Ladder: Implications of Changes in GDP Measurement for Convergence Debates and the Political Economy of Development‘, New Political Economy ,07 Jan 2021.

Kvangraven, I.H., K. Koddenbrock and N.S.Sylla. 2021. ‘Financial subordination and uneven financialisation in 21st century Africa’, Community Development 56(1): 119-140.

Kvangraven, I.H. 2020. ‘Nobel Rebels in Disguise: Assessing the Rise and Rule of the Randomistas’, Review of Political Economy, October 12th.

Kvangraven, I.H. 2020. ‘Beyond the Stereotype: Restating the Relevance of the Dependency Research Programme’, Development and Change, June 4th.

Dos Santos, P. and I.H. Kvangraven. 2017. ‘Better Than Cash, But Beware the Costs: Electronic Payments Systems in Developing Countries,’ Development and Change 48 (2): 205–227.

Gevorkyan, A. and I.H. Kvangraven. 2016. ‘Assessing Recent Determinants of Borrowing Costs in Sub-Saharan Africa,’ Review of Development Economics 20 (4): 721–738.

Debate pieces in peer-reviewed journals

Kvangraven, I.H., M.D. Styve and U. Kufakurinani. 2021. ‘Samir Amin and beyond: the enduring relevance of Amin’s approach to political economy’, Review of African Political Economy 48(167): 1-7.

Kvangraven, I.H. 2020. ‘Impoverished economics? A critical assessment of the new gold standard,’ World Development 127.

Kvangraven, I.H. 2020. ‘Samir Amin: A Pioneering Marxist and Third World Activist,’ Development and Change doi.org/10.1111/dech.12562

Alves, C. and I.H. Kvangraven. 2020. ‘Changing the Narrative: Economics After Covid-19‘, Review of Agrarian Studies. 10(1).

Kvangraven, I.H. and C. Alves. 2020. ‘¿Por qué tan hostil? Quebrando mitos sobre la economía heterodoxa’, Ensayos de Economía 30(56), 230-245.

Edited volumes

Kufakurinani, U. Kvangraven, IH., Santanta, F., Styve, MD. (eds). 2017. Dialogues on Development Volume 1: Dependency, New York: Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Working Papers

Alami, Ilias, Carolina Alves, Bruno Bonizzi, Annina Kaltenbrunner, Kai Kodddenbrock, Ingrid Kvangraven and Jeff Powell (2021) ‘International financial subordination: a critical research agenda,’ Greenwich Papers in Political Economy 85.

Kvangraven, I.H. and S. Kesar. 2021. Standing in the Way of Rigor? Economics’ Meeting with the Decolonizing Agenda. NSSR Department of Economics Working Paper 2110.

Saltelli, A., Andreoni, A., W. Drechsler, J. Ghosh, R. Kattel, I.H. Kvangraven, I. Rafols, E.Reinert, A. Stirling and T. Xu. Why ethics of quantification is needed now. UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, Working Paper Series 2021/05.

Koddenbrock, K, I.H. Kvangraven, N.S. Sylla. 2020. ‘Beyond Financialisation: The Need for a Longue Durée Understanding of Finance in Imperialism,’ OSF PrePrints. 

Kvangraven, I.H. and C. Alves. 2019. Heterodox Economics as a Positive Project: Revisiting the Debate. ESRC GPID Research Network Working Paper 19, 2019.

Assa, J. and I.H. Kvangraven. 2018. Imputing Away the Ladder? Implications of Changes in National Accounting Standards for Assessing Inter-country Inequalities, GPID Research Network Working Paper 14

Reddy, S.G. and I.H. Kvangraven. 2015. Global Development Goals: If at All, Why, When and How? NSSR Working Paper 23/2015

Book reviews

Kvangraven, I.H. 2020. ‘Post-pandemic economic overhaul will take more than tweaks‘, Nature 580: 582-583. [Review of Piketty’s Capital and Ideology]

Kvangraven, I.H. 2018. ‘Book Review: The Global Political Economy of Raúl Prebisch,’ Review of Political Economics. 

Kvangraven, I.H. 2016. ‘Hva kan man forvente av globalisert kapitalisme?Agora – Journal for Metafysisk Spekulasjon 2-3: 290-302, Book review of Anwar Shaikh’s Capitalism – Competition, Conflict, Crises. (full text available here)

Kvangraven, I.H. and C. Constantine. 2015 ‘How Nations Succeed – A Review of the Reversal of Fortune Thesis,’ New School Economic Review 7.

Book chapters

Kvangraven, I.H. (2017), ’The Relevance of Dependent Development Then and Now – Peter Evans,’ in Kufakurinani, U. Kvangraven, IH., Santanta, F., Styve, MD. (eds), Dialogues on Development Vol. 1: Dependency, New York: Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Kvangraven, I.H. (2017), ’A Dependency Pioneer – Samir Amin,’ in Kufakurinani, U. Kvangraven, IH., Santanta, F., Styve, MD. (eds), Dialogues on Development Vol. 1: Dependency, New York: Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Kvangraven, I.H. (2016) ‘The Changing Character of Financial Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa,’ in Gevorkyan, Aleksandr and Otaviano Canuto (eds) Financial Deepening and Post-Crisis Development in Emerging Markets.

Kvangraven, I.H. (2013) ‘Kamerun,’ in Johnstad,  Sigrun (ed.) Afrikas 99%. Økonomisk vekst, ulikhet og protest, Oslo: Fellesrådet for Afrika, Solidaritet Forlag.

Kvangraven, I.H. (2012) ‘På tide med en demokratisk Verdensbank’, in Knut Vidar Paulsen (ed.) Vintersolverv, Oslo: Stiftelsen natur og kultur.

Popular pieces

No more debt inequalities (with Jayati Ghosh), Progressive International, April 22nd, 2021.

The Washington Counterfactual: don’t believe the Washington Consensus resurrection (with Carolina Alves and Daniela Gabor), Developing Economics, April 8th, 2021.

Enduring Relevance: Samir Amin’s radical political economy (with Maria Dyveke Styve, Ushehwedu Kufakurinani and Ray Bush), Review of African Political Economy, March 16th 2021.

Does economics need to be ‘decolonised’? (with Carolina Alves) Economics Observatory, January 20th, 2021.

D-Econ’s 2020 Alternative Reading List (with Aditi Dixit, Devika Dutt, Maya Fitchett, Surbhi Kesar and Lily Marra), International Development Economic Associates (IDEAs), December 28th, 2020.

Diversify and Decolonise Your Economics Reading List – Fall 2020 (with Aditi Dixit, Devika Dutt and Surbhi Kesar), Diversify and Decolonise Economics, September 19th, 2020.

Reclaiming Economics After Covid-19. (with Carolina Alves) Progressive International, August 14, 2020.

Why Do Economists Have Trouble Understanding Racialized Inequalities? (with Surbhi Kesar) Institute for New Economic Thinking, August 3, 2020.

Decolonize your pandemic reading list (with Devika Dutt, Surbhi Kesar and Farwa Sial), openDemocracy, June 30th, 2020.

Beyond The Stereotype: How Dependency Theory Remains Relevant, Progress in Political Economy, June 24, 2020.

If we want to tackle global inequality, we need better economic theories, openDemocracy June 11th, 2020.

Samir Amin: A Pioneering Marxist and Third World Activist, Progress in Political Economy, January 28th, 2020

Diversify and decolonise your holiday reading list (with Devika Dutt and Surbhi Kesar), openDemocracy, December 20th, 2019.

Impoverished economics? Unpacking the economics Nobel PrizeopenDemocracy, October 18th, 2019

Lack of diversity in your summer economics reading list (with Carolina Alves, Besiana Balla and Devika Dutt), Financial Times July 17th, 2018

Caveat emptor: the Graduation Approach, electronic payments and the potential pitfalls of financial inclusion (Policy in Focus 14 (2): 55-57, 2017) (with Paulo dos Santos)

Bond to happen? Recurring debt crises in Sub-Saharan Africa and the rise of sovereign bond issuance (Righting Finance December 8th, 2016) (this piece was also re-published on Social Watch)

Are Norwegian Investments in Sovereign Bonds Responsible? (November 9th, 2016, SLUG)

The Trouble with Sub-Saharan African Debt (with Aleksandr Gevorkyan), Interfima, October 10th 2016 (this piece was also re-published and referred to on several other platforms).

Misforstått kritikk (with Ebba Boye), Dagens Næringsliv, August 30th 2016.

Økonomifaget må reformeres (with the rest of the Rethinking Economics Norway board), Aftenposten, August 23rd 2016.

Financial Inclusion and Its Discontent (with Paulo dos Santos), The Private Debt Project, April 13th 2016.

Can Development goals help development finance? If so, how? Development Finance Agenda Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2016).

Økonomisk innsikt utenfor “mainstream” (Klassekampen, February 27th, 2016)

FNs bærekraftsmål: Manglende kobling mellom mål og middel (Gjeldsbrevet, December 15th 2015)

Globale mål: Hvorfor, hvordan og for hvem?  (Ny Tid, November 12th, 2015)

Can development goals help development finance? If so, how? (Righting Finance, October 20th, 2015)

Does the world really need development goals? (The Financial Times, August 28th, 2015)

Dommedag i gjeldskamp (Dagens Næringsliv, February 27, 2013)

Et veiskille? (Klassekampen, January 20, 2013)

Nye utlån, gamle farer (Gjeldsbrevet no. 1 2013).

Å temme lånemanien (Ny Tid, September 6, 2012)

Utdaterte forhandlingsgrupper (Dagsavisen, April 26th, 2012)

Tid for en demokratisk Verdensbank (Klassekampen, March 6, 2012) (made the front page)

Peter Grossman – En gribbe eller ansvarlig investor? (Gjeldsbrevet no. 2 2012)

Ikke klok av andres skade. (Argument # 3, 2012)

Life after Debt– En gjeldssletteaktivists erfaringer med gjeld og kvinners helse. (Gjeldsbrevet no. 1 2012)

Regjeringens utlånspolitikk henger ikke sammen (Dagsavisen, December 7, 2011)

Gjeldsslette og kvinnekamp (Klassekampen, October 10, 2011)

Oljefondets utlån til Nord-Afrika: Har vi bidratt til undertrykkelse?  (Gjeldsbrevet no. 2 2011)

Studenters situasjon i Kamerun: Utvikling er lik utdanning? (Samfunnsviter’n no. 1 2011)

Hvem bør betale Islands gjeld? (Samfunnsviter’n no. 2 2010)

SLUG’er til Køben (Gjeldsbrevet no. 1 2010)

IMF for fattigfolk? (Klassekampen, October 6, 2009) (made the front page).

IMF – et reformert fond? (Utveier no. 4 2009, p. 24-26)

Gjeld hindrer utdanning (Utdanning no. 21.2009, p. 42-43)

Nytter det? (Gjeldsbrevet no. 2 2009)

Over en kaffe med Svein Aass (Gjeldsbrevet no. 2 2009)

Hva skjedde med reformene? (Samfunnsviter’n nr. 2 2009)

Noen lån skulle aldri vært gitt (Gjeldsbrevet no. 1 2009)

Den nye Lagos på Mekong-elva? (Samfunnsviter’n no.1 2008)

Hvem sa at verden er svart-hvit? (Samfunnsviter’n no. 1 2008)

Statens pensjonsfond, en uansvarlig kreditor? (Gjeldsbrevet no. 1 2008)

Ansvarlig utlån og illegitime forhandlingsvikår – land i sør nektes juridiske rammeverk (Gjeldsbrevet no.2 2007)

Freelance articles

Tilbake til virkeligheten (Klassekampen,  May 25th, 2016) (made the front page).

Krass bistandskritikk, svak utviklingsanalyse (Bistandsaktuelt, March 13, 2014)

En ny afrikansk gjeldsfest (Bistandsaktuelt, December 12, 2013).

Verdensbanken: Ny leder, noen nye muligheter (Bistandsaktuelt, August 13, 2012)

En verden og en Verdensbank i endring (Bistandsaktuelt, April 11, 2012)

Håp og skepsis i Kamerun (Bistandsaktuelt, July 2, 2010)

Reports

Bond to Happen? Recurring Debt Crises in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Rise of Sovereign Bond Issuance (Debt Justice Network Norway, October 2016)

Exportable – How To Make The Norwegian Debt Audit Transferable To Other Countries (The Norwegian Coalition for Debt Cancellation, January 2013)

Fra Prinsipper til Handling – Veien mot mer ansvarlig utlån og låneopptak (The Norwegian Coalition for Debt Cancellation, April 2012)

Kubamba – Gjeld og kvinners helse (The Norwegian Coalition for Debt Cancellation, February 2012)

Norske interesser i internasjonale finansinstitusjoner (The Norwegian Coalition for Debt Cancellation, January 2010)

Global Imbalances and Global Governance: Compilations of Briefing Papers (The European Parliament, February 2011)