Pitt Professional

My research focuses on the connections between domestic politics and the international economy. I have studied the effects of politics on the financial markets of both the developed democracies and emerging market democracies. My book, Globalization and the New Politics of Embedded Liberalism (OUP, 2009), examines the role that domestic political and economic institutions play in shaping how OECD governments respond to globalization, concluding that countries like the US and UK are most vulnerable to a political backlash against free trade and growing international economic interdependence. More recently, I have begun to study the economic origins of right-wing populism to understand important international events such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. My methodological interests relate to modeling spatio-temporal dependence in time-series-cross-sectional and panel data.