The Crisis, Deglobalization and Developing Countries

Early on in the financial crisis, the International Institute of Social Studies started a research project on the impact of the financial crisis and the ensuing global trade collapse on developing countries and emerging markets.

The approach is multidisciplinary investigating how economic backlash influences the (attainability of) Sustainable Development Goals in particular in the developing and emerging economies and how resilience could be improved

While the project is located within the Development Economics research group, it also includes major contributions from the other ISS research groups and involves the international research network of ISS.

The crisis, deglobalization and developing countries - cover painting

Research outputs

The project comprises several international conferences and workshops that have led to book publications, including:

Peter A.G. van Bergeijk, Rolph van der Hoeven and Arjan de Haan (eds), The Financial Crisis and Developing Countries: A Global Multidisciplinary Perspective, Edward Elgar 2011

Peter A.G. van Bergeijk and Rolph van der Hoeven (eds) Sustainable Development Goals and Income Inequality, Edward Elgar 2017

Blog posts

In 2018 a discussion series focusing on deglobalization in the context of the crisis appeared on BLISS, the official weblog of ISS

Recent key publications include

Syed Mansoob Murshed, Economic diplomacy and the liberal peace. In: Research Handbook on Economic Diplomacy, Edward Elgar

Eri Ikeda (2018 forthcoming) Global and Developing Country Business Cycles. PhD thesis, Erasmus University (public defence on 24 September 2018)

Peter van Bergeijk, "On the brink of deglobalisation… again." Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 11.1 (2018): 59-72.


The project group has also been successful in attracting external funding from CERES (seeding money), EADI, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and co-financing from INCLUDE, DPRN and HIVOS.