Michael Breen

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Associate Professor

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School of Law and Government
Dublin City University
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Dr. Michael Breen is an Associate Professor at the School of Law and Government. His research interests include international political economy, the politics of international organisations, and the political economy of corruption. His work has been published in leading academic journals, including International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Common Market Studies, European Union Politics, and the European Journal of International Relations. He is the author of The Politics of IMF Lending, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and a co-author of Resilient Reporting: Media Coverage of Irish Elections Since 1969, (Manchester University Press, 2019). He is the recipient of awards from the Irish Research Council and the Political Studies Association of Ireland. He is Co-Director of DCU’s Anti-Corruption Research Centre (ARC) and an External Associate of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick. He is a member of Transparency International's expert advisory network. In 2018, he was a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute, Italy. From 2016-18, he completed a two-year term as a member of the Royal Irish Academy's International Affairs Committee. He was a board member and then Secretary of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (2013-5). He has managed and developed several academic programmes at DCU, including the MA in European Law and Policy (2017-2019). He has supervised several PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to completion and welcomes applications from prospective students and researchers interested in international relations, international political economy, corruption studies, and international organisations.

Book

Year Publication
2019 Michael Breen, Michael Courtney, Iain McMenamin, Eoin O'Malley and Kevin Rafter (2019) Resilient Reporting: Media Coverage of Irish Elections since 1969. Manchester: Manchester University Press. https://www.manchesterhive.com/view/9781526119988/9781526119988.xml
2013 Breen, Michael (2013) The Politics of IMF Lending. : Palgrave Macmillan.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Michael Breen;Robert Gillanders (2022) 'Corruption and the Burden of Regulation: National, Regional, and Firm-Level Evidence'. Public Finance Review, Forthcoming .
2022 Iain McMenamin;Michael Breen;Juan Muñoz-Portillo (2022) 'Two-level games and market constraints on politics in Europe'. International Political Science Review, 43 (1):136-153. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192512120924032
2021 Breen, M.;Doak, E. (2021) 'The IMF as a global monitor: surveillance, information, and financial markets'. Review of International Political Economy, . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Michael Breen, Iain McMenamin, Michael Courtney, Gemma McNulty (2021) 'Daily Judgement: Political News and Financial Markets'. New Political Economy, 26 (4):616-630. [Link]
2021 McMenamin, I.;Courtney, M.;Breen, M.;McNulty, G. (2021) 'The dependence of election coverage on political institutions: Political competition and policy framing in Germany and the United Kingdom'. Journalism, . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Danny Marks;Michael Breen (2021) 'The Political Economy of Corruption and Unequal Gains and Losses in Water and Sanitation Services: Experiences From Bangkok'. Water Alternatives, 14 (3):795-819.
2021 Binhadab, N.;Breen, M.;Gillanders, R. (2021) 'Press freedom and corruption in business-state interactions'. Economic Systems, . [Link] [DOI]
2020 Breen M.;Hodson D.;Moschella M. (2020) 'Incoherence in Regime Complexes: A Sentiment Analysis of EU-IMF Surveillance'. Journal of Common Market Studies, 58 (2):419-437. [DOI]
2020 Michael Courtney, Michael Breen, Claire McGing, Iain McMenamin, Eoin O’Malley, Kevin Rafter (2020) 'Underrepresenting Reality? Media coverage of women in politics and sport'. Social Science Quarterly, 101 (4):1282-1302. https://doi.org/10.1111/ssqu.12826
2020 Michael Courtney, Michael Breen, Iain McMenamin, and Gemma McNulty (2020) 'Automatic Translation, Context, and Supervised Learning in Comparative Politics'. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 17 (3):208-217. https://doi.org/10.1080/19331681.2020.1731245
2020 Michael Breen and Robert Gillanders (2020) 'Press Freedom and Corruption Perceptions: Is There a Reputational Premium?'. Politics And Governance, 8 (2):103-115. [Link]
2019 Breen M.;Egan P. (2019) 'The Catalytic Effect of IMF Lending: Evidence from Sectoral FDI Data'. International Interactions, 45 (3):447-473. [DOI]
2019 Michael Breen, Robert Gillanders, Mounir Mahmalat (2019) 'Corruption and support for economic reform in sub-Saharan Africa'. Economics Bulletin, 39 (2). [Link]
2019 Tamanna Adhikari, Michael Breen, and Robert Gillanders (2019) 'Are New States More Corrupt? Expert Opinions vs. Firms’ Experiences'. Applied Economic Letters, 26 (2):131-134.
2018 Reidy, T;Suiter, J;Breen, M (2018) 'Boom and bust: Economic voting in Ireland'. Politics, 38 :148-164. [DOI]
2017 Breen, M;Gillanders, R;Mcnulty, G;Suzuki, A (2017) 'Gender and Corruption in Business'. Journal of Development Studies, 53 :1486-1501. [DOI]
2016 McMenamin, I;Breen, M;Munoz-Portillo, J (2016) 'Comparative politics and quasi-rational markets'. New Political Economy, 21 :587-605. [DOI]
2015 Breen M.;Gillanders R. (2015) 'Political Trust, Corruption, and Ratings of the IMF and the World Bank'. International Interactions, 41 (2):337-364. [DOI]
2015 McMenamin I.;Breen M.;Muñoz-Portillo J. (2015) 'Austerity and credibility in the Eurozone'. European Union Politics, 16 (1):45-66. [DOI]
2014 Breen M. (2014) 'IMF conditionality and the economic exposure of its shareholders'. European Journal of International Relations, 20 (2):416-436. [DOI]
2013 Breen M.;Mcmenamin I. (2013) 'Political Institutions, Credible Commitment, and Sovereign Debt in Advanced Economies'. International Studies Quarterly, 57 (4):842-854. [DOI]
2013 Breen M.;Dorgan J. (2013) 'The death of Irish trade protectionism: A political economy analysis'. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 24 (1):275-289. [DOI]
2013 Breen M.;Doyle D. (2013) 'The Determinants of Privatization: a Comparative Analysis of Developing Countries'. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 15 (1):1-20. [DOI]
2012 Breen M.;Gillanders R. (2012) 'Corruption, institutions and regulation'. Economics of Governance, 13 (3):263-285. [DOI]
2012 Breen M. (2012) 'IMF surveillance of Ireland during the celtic tiger'. Irish Political Studies, 27 (3):431-439. [DOI]
2012 Breen M. (2012) 'The international politics of Ireland's EU/IMF bailout'. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 23 (1):75-87. [DOI]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2019 Michael Breen and David Doyle (2019) 'The Determinants of Privatization: a Comparative Analysis of Developing Countries' In: Classics of Comparative Policy Analysis. New York and London : Routledge. [Link]
2013 Breen, M (2013) 'Domestic Interests and IMF Programs' In: POLITICS OF IMF LENDING. BASINGSTOKE : PALGRAVE.
2013 Breen, M (2013) 'The Politics of IMF Lending Introduction' In: POLITICS OF IMF LENDING. BASINGSTOKE : PALGRAVE.
2013 Breen, M (2013) 'Testing the Argument' In: POLITICS OF IMF LENDING. BASINGSTOKE : PALGRAVE.
2013 Breen, M (2013) 'IMF Lending' In: POLITICS OF IMF LENDING. BASINGSTOKE : PALGRAVE.
2013 Breen, M (2013) 'IMF Conditionality' In: POLITICS OF IMF LENDING. BASINGSTOKE : PALGRAVE.
2013 Breen, M (2013) 'Theory, Evidence, and Reform' In: POLITICS OF IMF LENDING. BASINGSTOKE : PALGRAVE.
2013 Breen, M (2013) 'IMF Conditionality and the Asian Crisis' In: POLITICS OF IMF LENDING. BASINGSTOKE : PALGRAVE.
2013 Breen, M (2013) 'IMF Lending and the Crisis in Europe' In: POLITICS OF IMF LENDING. BASINGSTOKE : PALGRAVE.
2013 Breen, M (2013) 'The Impact of the Shareholders on IMF Programs' In: POLITICS OF IMF LENDING. BASINGSTOKE : PALGRAVE.
2013 Breen, M (2013) 'Who Controls the IMF?' In: POLITICS OF IMF LENDING. BASINGSTOKE : PALGRAVE.

Other Journal

Year Publication
2021 Matteo Bottero and Michael Breen (2021) 'Future Prospects for EU Economic Policy: From the EU Responses to Brexit and COVID-19 to the New EU Fiscal Policy' .
2019 Gary Murphy, Robert Gillanders, Michael Breen (2019) 'A question of political will: Corruption and Public Administration in Ireland' 38 (1) . [Link]
2013 Iain McMenamin, Michael Breen and Juan Munoz-Portillo (2013) 'Elections and Sovereign Debt in Advanced Economies' Paper No. 2013/1 .
2010 Breen, Michael (2010) 'Domestic Interests, International Bargaining, and IMF Lending' Paper No. 2010-7 .

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2013 Iain McMenamin, Michael Breen and Juan Munoz-Portillo (2013) Proceedings of British International Studies Association IPEG Group Annual Conference Political Events and Sovereign Debt [Link]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2016 Michael Breen (2016) International Studies Associations Annual Convention The Political Economy of Institutional Innovation in Transnational  Tax Governance Atlanta, USA, 16/03/2016-19/03/2016.
2015 Michael Breen (2015) Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference Specialist Group: International Politics and Area Studies Cork, Ireland, 16/10/2015-18/10/2015.
2014 Michael Breen (2014) 4th Annual General Conference Of The European Political Science Association The Politics of Economic Crises 1: Political Consequences Edinburgh, Scotland, .
2018 Michael Breen (2018) International Studies Association Annual Convention Decoding the language of IMF surveillance San Francisco, USA, .
2018 Michael Breen and Matthias Kranke (2018) International Studies Association Annual Convention Where International Organizations, Transnational Professionals and States Meet: Evidence from Financial Sector Surveillance San Francisco, USA, .
2017 Michael Breen (2017) The Law & Politics of Brexit Discussant on Panel 3: Brexit and Constitutional Change in European Perspective Dublin City University, Ireland, .
2015 Michael Breen, Iain McMenamin, Michael Courtney, and Gemma McNulty (2015) Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference Daily Judgement: Political News and Financial Markets Cork, Ireland, 16/10/2015-19/10/2015.
2014 Michael Breen (2014) IMF Research Network Workshop IMF Surveillance and Sovereign Risk Warwick, UK, 01/11/2014-01/11/2014.
2014 Iain McMenamin, Michael Breen, and Juan Munoz-Portillo (2014) Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference Elections and Sovereign Debt: The European Crisis in a Wider Context Galway, Ireland, 01/10/2014-01/10/2014.
2013 Michael Breen and Robert Gillanders (2013) Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference Effective Institutions? Attitudes toward IMF and World Bank in Sub-Saharan Africa Dublin, Ireland, 18/10/2013-20/10/2013.
2013 Iain McMenamin, Michael Breen and Juan Munoz-Portillo (2013) European Democratic Observatory, European University Institute Elections and Sovereign Debt: The European Crisis in a Wider Context Florence, Italy, 01/11/2013-01/11/2013.
2011 Breen, Michael and McMenamin, Iain (2011) The Political Economy of International Economic Crises Political Institutions, Credible Commitment, and Sovereign Debt in Advanced Economies London School of Economics, Department of International Relations, 18/11/2011-20/11/2011.
2011 Breen, Michael and Gillanders, Robert (2011) Centre for the Study of African Economies Annual Conference Corruption, Institutions and Regulation Oxford University, Department of Economics, 18/03/2011-20/03/2011.
2017 Michael Breen (2017) Retreat from Globalisation? Brexit, Trump and the New Populism Retreat from Globalisation? Brexit, Trump and the New Populism Royal Irish Academy, .
2015 Michael Breen (2015) POLSENT: Media and Politics Workshop Daily Judgement: Political News and Financial Markets Dublin City University, 08/07/2015-08/07/2015.
2015 Iain McMenamin, Michael Breen, Juan Munoz-Portillo (2015) Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference Elections and Markets during the Euro Crisis Cork, Ireland, 16/10/2015-18/10/2015.
2017 Michael Breen, Iain McMenamin, Michael Courtney, Gemma Mcnulty (2017) Council of European Studies Annual Conference Daily Judgement: Political News and Financial Markets Glasgow, Scotland, .
2017 Michael Breen (2017) 7th Annual General Conference Of European Political Science Association Annual Conference Decoding the language of IMF surveillance Milan, Italy, .
2017 Michael Breen (2017) International Studies Associations Annual Convention Regime Complexity in International Economic Surveillance Baltimore, USA, .
2016 Michael Breen (2016) International Studies Associations Annual Convention The Catalytic Effect of IMF Crisis Lending: Evidence from Sectoral Data Atlanta, USA, 16/03/2016-19/03/2016.
2015 Michael Breen, Iain McMenamin, Michael Courtney, and Gemma McNulty (2015) Council for European Studies Annual Conference Daily Judgement: Political News and Financial Markets France, 15/07/2015-15/07/2015.
2015 Michael Breen, Iain McMenamin, Michael Courtney, and Gemma McNulty (2015) American Political Science Association Annual Conference Daily Judgement: Political News and Financial Markets San Francisco, USA, 02/09/2015-07/09/2015.
2015 Michael Breen, Iain McMenamin, Michael Courtney, and Gemma McNulty (2015) 5th Annual General Conference Of European Political Science Association Annual Conference Daily Judgement: Political News and Financial Markets Austria, 20/06/2015-20/06/2015.
2015 Michael Breen, Iain McMenamin, Michael Courtney, and Gemma McNulty (2015) Investigating the link between citizens and elites through online platforms: A workshop on online politics Daily Judgement: Political News and Financial Markets University College Dublin, 13/11/2015-13/11/2015.
2014 Michael Breen (2014) British International Studies Association IMF Surveillance and Sovereign Risk Dublin, Ireland, 15/06/2014-15/06/2014.
2014 Michael Breen (2014) 4th Annual General Conference Of The European Political Science Association IMF Surveillance and Sovereign Risk Edinburgh Scotland, 01/06/2014-01/06/2014.
2014 Michael Breen and Robert Gillanders (2014) Finnish Economic Association Annual Meeting Political Trust, Corruption and Ratings of the IMF and the World Finland, 01/02/2014-01/02/2014.
2013 Iain McMenamin, Michael Breen and Juan Munoz-Portillo (2013) American Political Science Association's Annual Convention Elections and Sovereign Debt in Advanced Economies Chicago, USA, 28/08/2013-03/09/2013.
2013 Iain McMenamin, Michael Breen and Juan Munoz-Portilo (2013) The Politics of Sovereign Debt Elections and Sovereign Debt in Advanced Economies The Helix, Dublin City University, Ireland, 12/06/2013-13/06/2013.
2013 Iain McMenamin, Michael Breen, and Juan Munoz-Portillo (2013) British International Studies Association IPEG Group Democracy, Ideology, and the Markets Limerick, Ireland, 01/09/2013-01/09/2013.
2013 Iain McMenamin, Michael Breen and Juan Munoz-Portillo (2013) Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference Elections and Sovereign Debt: The European Crisis in a Wider Context Dublin, Ireland, 18/10/2013-20/10/2013.
2012 Breen, Michael and McMenamin, Iain (2012) American Political Science Association's Annual Conference Debt, Default, and Democracy New Orleans, USA (Cancelled), 29/08/2012-03/09/2012.
2012 Breen, Michael (2012) International Studies Associations Annual Convention IMF Conditionality and the Economic Exposure of its Shareholders San Diego, USA, 31/03/2012-05/04/2012.
2011 Breen, Michael (2011) International Studies Associations Annual Convention Domestic Interests, International Bargaining, and IMF Lending Montreal, Canada, 16/03/2011-19/03/2011.
2011 Breen, Michael and Doyle, David (2011) Midwest Political Science Associations Annual Conference IMF Lending and Privatization in the Developing World Chicago, 28/03/2011-03/04/2011.
2011 Breen, Michael and McMenamin, Iain (2011) European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions Political Institutions, Credible Commitment and Sovereign Debt Switzerland, 15/04/2011-19/04/2011.
2011 Breen, Michael and McMenamin, Iain (2011) Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference Political Institutions, Credible Commitment and Sovereign Debt University College Dublin and Royal Irish Academy, 21/10/2011-23/10/2011.
2011 Breen, Michael (2011) European Political Science Associations 1st Annual Conference Domestic Interests, International Bargaining, and IMF Lending Dublin, 16/06/2011-18/06/2011.

Book Review

Year Publication
2009 Michael Breen (2009) International Institutions and National Policies by Xinyuan Dai. BREV
2008 Michael Breen (2008) The International Monetary Fund, Conditionality, and Supplementary Financiers (Standford University Press: Standford) by Erica R. Gould. BREV
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Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/2018 Visiting Fellowship European University Institute
01/06/2014 Government of Ireland Research Project Grant Irish Research Council
01/10/2011 Basil Chubb Prize Political Studies Association of Ireland
01/05/2010 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (New Lecturers) Dublin City University
01/09/2006 Ad Astra Research Scholarship University College Dublin
01/01/2007 John F. Kennedy Fund Scholarship John F. Kennedy Fund

Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
Royal Irish Academy Member of International Affairs Standing Committee 29/11/2016 - 01/09/2018
Irish Studies in International Affairs Editorial Board 29/11/2016 - 01/09/2018
Political Studies Association of Ireland Secretary; Executive Committee Member; Member 08/03/2016 -
Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick External Associate 25/10/2015 -
European Political Science Association Member 08/03/2016 -
International Studies Association Member 01/01/2010 -
American Political Science Association Member 01/09/2006 -

Committees

Committee Function From / To
School Research Committee 01/10/2018 - 30/09/2019
School Teaching and Learning Committee 01/09/2012 - 01/09/2017
University Research Ethics Committee 30/04/2021 - 30/04/2024
Faculty Research Committee 01/09/2021 - 01/09/2022

Employment

Employer Position From / To
Dublin City University Associate Professor 01/09/2009 -

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
University College Dublin Ph.D. Politics and International Relations
University College Dublin M.A. Politics
University College Dublin B.A. History and Politics

Reviews

Journal Role
American Political Science Review Reviewer
World Politics Reviewer
International Studies Quarterly Reviewer
European Journal of International Relations Reviewer
European Union Politics Reviewer
Journal of Politics Reviewer
British Journal of Political Science Reviewer
European Journal of Political Research Reviewer
Comparative Political Studies Reviewer
Journal of Common Market Studies Reviewer
Review of International Political Economy Reviewer
New Political Economy Reviewer
International Interactions Reviewer
International Political Science Review Reviewer
Governance Reviewer
Journal of Development Studies Reviewer
Climate Policy Reviewer
SAGE Open Editor
WEST EUROPEAN POLITICS Reviewer
International Review of Administrative Sciences Reviewer
Journal of International Development Reviewer
Journal of Information Technology and Politics Reviewer
Comparative European Politics Reviewer
Crime, Law and Social Change Reviewer
Public Budgeting and Finance Reviewer
Global Policy Reviewer
Open Economies Review Reviewer
SAGE Open Reviewer
Economics Bulletin Reviewer
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REVIEW Reviewer
Cambridge University Press Reviewer
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS Reviewer
Routledge Reviewer
Communication Research Reviewer
Irish Political Studies Reviewer
Journal of Economic Studies Reviewer
Economics of Governance Reviewer

Research Interests

International Relations; International Political Economy; International Organisations; Corruption Studies

I am currently developing two strands of research.

The first investigates decision-making in international organisations and how their decisions affect global financial stability. To advance this aim, I have published several major studies on the IMF’s contribution to financial stability. I am currently researching the determinants of international cooperation at the Group of Seven (G7) and the robustness of our early warning systems for fighting financial crises. I am also investigating how international organisations are represented in public life, including the media and public opinion.

The second strand of my research focuses on the political economy of corruption. To advance this strand, I co-founded and co-direct DCU’s Anti-Corruption Research Centre (ARC) with Dr. Robert Gillanders of DCU’s Business School. ARC’s mission is to advance knowledge on the causes and consequences of corruption and support the development of new anti-corruption policies and initiatives. As part of ARC's work and my own personal research, I have completed several new projects on corruption in public life, including projects focused on water governance, natural disasters, regulation, gender, economic reform, and press freedom.

Teaching Interests

International Relations; International Organisations; International Political Economy