Professor Stephen Bell

Professor

School of Political Science and International Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
stephen.bell@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 57013

Overview

Stephen Bell is Professor of political economy in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland. Prior to joining UQ in 1999, he held positions at Griffith University, the University of New England, and the University of Tasmania, as well as a visiting position at the ANU and at the Copenhagen Business School. He served as Head of the School of Government at the University of Tasmania and has been Head of School at UQ. His main teaching and research interests focus on questions of governance and institutional development with special reference to the politics of economic policy and the political economy of monetary polcy and banking. He is the author or editor of nine books and has published widely in leading national and international journals. His latest books deals with the rise of the People's Bank of China whilsy another deals with the 2008 banking crisis. Both are published by Harvard University Press. Stephen is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

Research Interests:

  • The politics of economic policy focussed on the state and its institutional capacities, specifically on the political economy of industry policy, macroeconomic policy and employment policy. More recent work has focused on changing forms and institutional dynamics of central banking and more recently on banking and financial crises.
  • Business politics focussing on the role of business associations in public policy and on business power.
  • Institutional theory and empirical application

Qualifications

  • Fellow of Australian Academy of Social Sciences
  • PhD, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Griffith University

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Beeson, Mark and Bell, Stephen (2017). The impact of economic structures on institutions and states. In Tim Dunne and Christian Reus-Smit (Ed.), The globalization of international society (pp. 284-303) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Bell, Stephen (2015). Business Associations and Policy Analysis. In Policy Analysis in Australia (pp. 217-230) Bristol: Policy Press.

  • Bell, Stephen (2013). How governments mediate the structural power of international business. In John Mikler (Ed.), The handbook of global companies (pp. 113-133) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley and Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118326152.ch7

  • Bell, Stephen and Quiggin, John (2010). Unemployment policy: Unemployment, underemployment and labour market insecurity. In Alison McClelland and Paul Smyth (Ed.), Social policy in Australia: Understanding for action 2nd ed. (pp. 145-157) South Melbourne, Vic., Australia: Oxford University Press.

  • Bell, S. R. (2009). The challenges of business leadership: CEO's and the case of the Business Council of Australia. In John Kane, Haig Patapan and Paul 't Hart (Ed.), Dispersed democratic leadership : Origins, dynamics, and implications (pp. 177-191) Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Bell, S. R. and Quiggin, J. C. (2006). Unemployment, Labour Market Insecurity and Policy Options. In A. McClelland and P. Smyth (Ed.), Social Policy in Australia: Understanding for Action (pp. 147-160) Australia: Oxford University Press.

  • Beeson, Mark and Bell, Stephen (2005). Structures, Institutions and Agency in the Models of Capitalism Debate. In Nicola Phillips (Ed.), Globalizing International Political Economy (pp. 116-140) Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York: Palgrave.

  • Bell, S. R. (2004). The role of the state: Welfare state or competitive state?. In Paul Boreham, Geoffrey Stokes and Richard Hall (Ed.), The politics of Australian society: Political issues for the new century 2nd ed. (pp. 220-238) Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.: Pearson Education Australia.

  • Bell, S. R. and Ravenhill, J. (2003). Australian Political Economy. In I. McAllister, S. Dowrick and R. Hassan (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Social Sciences in Australia (pp. 374-405) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Bell, S. R. and Carr, N. (2003). Governance Limits of the Australian State. In S. Bell (Ed.), Economic Governance & Institutional Dynamics 1 ed. (pp. 304-320) Victoria, Australia: Oxford University Press.

  • Bell, S. R. (2003). Great ideas of central banking: Values, ideas and the transformation of central banking and monetary policy. In I. Holland and J. Fleming (Ed.), Government Reformed: Values and New Political Institutions (pp. 23-42) Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate Publishing.

  • Bell, Stephen (2002). Economic Governance and Why Institutions Matter. In S. Bell (Ed.), The Institutional Dynamics of Australian Economic Governance (pp. 285-303) Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Bell, Stephen (2002). Institutionalism. In John Summers (Ed.), Government, Politics, Power And Policy In Australia 7th ed. (pp. 363-380) NSW Australia: Pearson Education Australia.

  • Bell, S. R. (2002). The contours and dynamics of unemployment. In Peter Saunders and Richard Taylor (Ed.), The price of prosperity, the economical and social costs of unemployment 1 ed. (pp. 13-43) NSW, Australia: UNSW Press.

  • Bell, S. R. (2002). The market, the state, and networks. In Stephen Bell (Ed.), Economic Governance and Institutional Dynamics 1 ed. (pp. 1-33) Victoria, Australia: Oxford University Press.

  • Bell, S. R. (2002). The new technocracy, monetary governance and the reserve bank of Australia. In Stephen Bell (Ed.), Economic governance and institutional dynamics 1 ed. (pp. 121-138) Victoria, Australia: Oxford University Press.

  • Bell, S. R., Green, R. and Burgess, J. (2000). Speed limits to growth and the quality of jobs: Economic structure and the current account. In S. Bell (Ed.), The Unemployment Crisis in Australia: Which Way Out? (pp. 173-195) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

  • Bell, S. R. (2000). The role of the state: Welfare state or competitive state?. In Paul Boreham, Geoffrey Stokes and Richard Hall (Ed.), The politics of Australian society: Political issues for the new century (pp. 192-206) Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.: Pearson Education Australia.

  • Bell, S. R. (2000). The unemployment crisis and economic policy. In S. Bell (Ed.), The Unemployment Crisis in Australia: Which Way Out? (pp. 1-20) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

  • Bell, S. R. (2000). Unemployment, inequality and the politics of redistribution. In S. Bell (Ed.), The Unemployment Crisis in Australia: Which Way Out? (pp. 252-270) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

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