Martin S. Edwards is an Associate Professor in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, where he teaches classes on International Organizations and Research Methods. His research on the International Monetary Fund has been supported by the National Science Foundation, and he has been a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. He is currently a Research Fellow with the University of Southern California’s Center for Public Diplomacy. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for International Studies Quarterly, and his book on IMF and WTO economic surveillance was published in 2018.
Recent articles have appeared in SAIS Review, International Studies Perspectives, Review of International Organizations, Political Research Quarterly, and Review of International Political Economy. His policy commentary has appeared in the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Open Democracy, the World Policy Journal Blog, The Hill, The Conversation, World Politics Review, and Foreign Policy in Focus. He has blogged for Project Syndicate on international economic affairs.
A frequent commentator on global events for regional and international media, Edwards has received numerous awards for his work as an advisor and a teacher. He is a recipient of the Salgo-Noren Teaching Award, and he has been a university nominee for the Carnegie Foundation / CASE U.S. Professor of the Year and the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. In 2015, he was designated as the inaugural University Teacher of the Year.
- Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2003
- M.A. Columbia University, 1992
- B.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1990
- "Spreading the Word: Country Level Patterns of Retweeting the IMF" USC Center for Public Diplomacy CPD Blog, February 9, 2021.
- "How US President-elect Biden can address the looming debt crisis in LMICs" Devex, December 1, 2020.
- "Changing the Trade Policy Review Mechanism: Is Less More?" Baltic Rim Economies Review, May 29, 2020.
- "How America First has actually strengthened multilateralism" Responsible Statecraft, February 14, 2020.
- "Digital Diplomacy and the Challenge of Impartiality" USC Center for Public Diplomacy CPD Blog, August 19, 2019.
- "Trade Policy Review Mechanism at 30: Happy Anniversary or Something Else?", International Economic Law and Policy Blog, May 16, 2019.
- "Review of US Politics and the United Nations: A Tale of Dysfunctional Dynamics"(3rd ed., vol. 24, pp. 473), 2018
- "The U.S. withdrew from the U.N. Human Rights Council. That's not how the council was supposed to work." The Washington Post - The Monkey Cage, 2018
- "The IMF, the WTO & the Politics of Economic Surveillance" (New York: Routledge, 2018)
- "Listening to Advice: Assessing the External Impact of IMF Article IV Consultations of the United States, 2010-2011."
International Studies Perspectives, 16:3, 312-326. August 2015
- "Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals: Changing the Game or More of the Same?"
SAIS Review of International Affairs, Volume 34, Number 2, pp. 141-150. June 2014
- "Can Economic Surveillance Make A Difference? Insights from the OECD."
Global Policy Journal, April 15, 2013
- "Comparing OECD and IMF Approaches to Economic Surveillance."
The Economists Voice 9:1 (November 2012): 1-5.
- "A Watchful Eye."
Foreign Policy.com, January 2012
- "Under the Microscope: Some Findings from the 2011 Triennial Surveillance Review."
Written for the New Rules for Global Finance Coalition, December 2011
- "The Skill Set We Need."
Inside Higher Ed.com., August 2011
- "Why Summits Fail."
World Policy Journal Blog. November 2011
- "For Lagarde, the Promise and Peril of IMF Continuity"
World Politics Review., June 2011
- "District Magnitudes, Personal Votes, and Government Expenditures."
Electoral Studies 26(2), 338- 345., June 2007
- Undergraduate Research Support Program, Seton Hall University, June 1, 2019-Present
- Visiting Research Fellowship, USC Center for Public Diplomacy, November 2018-May 2020
- Nominated for: Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, Baylor University. October 9, 2018
- 2013 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Global Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs and Visiting Research Scholar, Centre for International Governance Innovation.
- 2010-2012 National Science Foundation, Political Science Program, SES-0960422 Research at Undergraduate Institutions: The Political Economy of IMF Surveillance.