Michael Plouffe

My Curriculum Vitae

PDF | Updated 2 January 2018

Academic Positions

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Political Economy, UCL [2013-present]
Director, Affiliate Program in Politics and International Relations [2015-present]
Departmental Tutor, Department of Political Science [2015-present]


PhD - University of California, San Diego [2013] 
The New Political Economy of Trade: Heterogeneous Firms and Trade Policy
J Lawrence Broz (chair), Megumi Naoi (co-chair), Peter Cowhey, Stephan Haggard, Marc Muendler 
MA - University of California, San Diego [2009]  International Relations & Comparative Politics 
BA with Distinction - University of California, San Diego [2007]  International Studies, Economics (and an Economics minor)


Firm Heterogeneity and Trade-Policy Stances: Evidence from a Survey of Japanese Producers. Business and Politics. [2017]
Trading Representation: Diplomacy’s Influence on Preferential Trade Agreements. (with Roos van der Sterren) British Journal of Politics and International Relations. [2016]
Review of Health Behavior Change in Populations. (with Liang-Kim Ong) World Medical and Health Policy. [2016]
Heterogeneous Firms and Trade-Policy Preferences. In The Oxford Handbook on the Political Economy of International Trade, edited by Lisa Martin. [2015]
The Effectiveness of Monetary Anchors: Firm-level Evidence. (with J Lawrence Broz) International Organization. [2010]  

Working Papers

Liberalization for Sale: Heterogeneous Firms and Lobbying over FTAs
Producers and the Political Economy of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff
Electoral Institutions and Trade Politics (with Patrick Wagner)
Financial Innovation and Macroprudential Policies: Effects on Economic Growth (with Maxence Luc-Bernier)
Firms and Foreign Market Engagement: Internationalization Modes and Foreign Economic Policies
The Political Economy of FDI to Developing Countries (with Nikki Harish)
Institutional Quality and Monetary Policy
MERCOSUR's Intra-regional Trade and Domestic Inequality (with Gabriela Le Caro-Calle)
A Network Approach to the Formation of Diplomatic Ties (with Daniel Maliniak)

Ongoing Projects

Producers and the Political Economy of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff (book manuscript)
Managerial Incentives and MLB Transaction Behavior (with Thomas Gift)
Firm Lobbying Entry and Scope (with Kerry Tan)
Trade-Barrier Dispersion (with Timm Betz)

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

Academia Sinica - 2017
National Taiwan University - 2017
National University of Singapore - 2017
American Political Science Association - 2008, 2011, 2011, 2012 (prepared), 2015, 2017
International Political Economy Society - 2011
International Studies Association - 2012
Japan Society of International Economics - 2011

Media Appearances and Consulting

BBC World
Duco Experts
International Business Times
LSE Enterprise

Professional Associations

American Political Science Association
European Political Science Association
Forum for Research in Empirical International Trade
International Finance and Economics Society
International Political Economy Society
National Economic Education Delegation
Royal Economics Society

Current Teaching

POLS7015A - International Political Economy
PUBLG050 - International Political Economy
PUBLG110 - International Trade Policy
Various - BA/BSc thesis supervision; MSc thesis supervision 


American Journal of Political Science
Cambridge Review of International Affairs
Economics & Politics
Environmental Politics
European Journal of Political Research
International Studies Quarterly
Polity Press
Quarterly Journal of Political Science
Thomson Reuters
World Politics

Previous Teaching

Chinese Politics
Economic, Politics, & International Change (International Political Economy)
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to Public Health
Introductory Statistics & Research Design
Korean Politics
Varieties of Capitalism  

Honors & Awards

Best Graduate Paper, Political Networks Section of APSA 2011
Edmund G Brown Sr Fellowship, UC San Diego 2007-2008
National Merit Scholar, UC San Diego 2003-2007
IBM Thomas J Watson Scholar, UC San Diego 2003-2007