Corporate Power & the Global Economy


Corporations have unprecedented wealth, scale, and power within the global economy.

As corporate control over global production, consumption, and distribution systems increases, so too does business actors’ economic and political influence.

This research theme investigates the changing nature of corporations; their interactions with states and civil society; and the causes and consequences of growing corporate power, legitimacy and authority in international politics. It explores the impacts of corporations on people, politics, and the environment in global supply chains and economies in the global North and South.

Read about our research agenda on Corporate Power & the Global Economy.