Edwards' research focuses on international organizations, with a specific focus on the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization, and a secondary focus on the United Nations. His scholarly writings and his public commentary aim to better explain what international organizations actually do and help us to think about the key question of how these organizations make a difference.
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Advance an informational rationale for evaluating if surveillance works. Both the IMF and the WTO practice economic surveillance of member country economies, which is otherwise largely understudied by scholars.
Examines how information from the IMF's surveillance missions of the US were used in the media and by the White House and Congress during 2010 and 2011 to understand the efficacy of surveillance.
Examines what factors shape public opinions of the IMF, World Bank, and WTO in developing countries.
Explains the mediating effect of regional influences on country decisions to join the UN Commission on Human Rights.
Questions whether IMF programs attract positive investment inflows. Finds that IMF-supported austerity deters capital flows by raising concerns about future rates of return.