Julian Gruin will present a paper that investigates the resilience of the USD-dominated international monetary system under conditions of increasing flux and uncertainty in the world economy: a situation of ‘unsustainable stability’. Moving beyond economistic interpretations of monetary ‘fitness’, it provides a first-look into how economic ideology is related to change and continuity in the international monetary system. It presents the results of a pilot study mapping the economic ideological discourses present within the London transnational investment community and probes the ways in which these discourses potentially affect investment decisions with respect to Chinese RMB-denominated financial assets. The preliminary findings contribute to debates on the future of the ‘liberal’ global economic order and advance a growing research emphasis within international political economy on the ideational and macroeconomic underpinnings of global monetary and financial transformation.
Julian Gruin, is anAssistant Professor of Transnational Governance at the University of Amsterdam and ESRC FRL Fellow at the University of Warwick. He holds a PhD from the University of Oxford.