Biography

Harry Begg

Harry Begg

DPhil in Public Policy student (2019)

My work focuses on the political economy of the 2007–8 financial crisis and its aftermath. I am interested in how global financial institutions rebuilt their credibility with regulators and political institutions, with a particular focus on the role of consulting firms as intermediary actors. Through understanding variation in formal and networked relationships in different capitalist systems (especially the US, UK and EU), I consider the implications for democratic accountability and risk, knowledge and crisis management in our global economy. My work draws on political science, economic sociology, and science, technology and society studies.

I grew up in Jersey, off the coast of France, before studying at Oxford, UCL and Harvard. Prior to joining the Blavatnik School, I worked for General Stanley McChrystal in Washington, DC, and for a think tank working on the governance of artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies.