Dr. Merve Sancak is Lecturer at the Institute for International Management, Loughborough University London. Her research sits between international political economy, comparative political economy, and economic sociology. She is interested in studying the intersections between global political and economic dynamics and national institutional structures, and the implications of these interactions for inclusive development. Her work so far has focused on the political economy of skill formation systems in late industrialising countries. Her recent book Global Production, National Institutions, and Skill Formation (OUP, 2022) studies the skill systems in the auto industries of Mexico and Turkey, and the determinants of firms’ skill formation practices. Her current work investigates the international linkages of labour markets in late industrialising countries, and the implications of this for employment relations. She has published in Review of International Political Economy and Competition & Change. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge and previously worked in De Montfort University and Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), University of Sheffield.