Soft Power in the Assembly: Foreign Public Opinion and Voting in the UNGA (with Stuart Slingsby).
Public opinion toward foreign countries appears to influence non-salient aspects of foreign policy toward those countries, as measured by UNGA voting similarity.
Financial Innovation, Economic Growth, and the Consequences of Macroprudential Policies (with Maxence Luc-Bernier). Research in Economics, 2019. [Ungated version on SSRN]
We assess the aggregate impact of financial innovation on economic growth, finding it has a positive effect. Macroprudential policies have no discernible impact on financial innovation’s influence on economic growth.
Individual-level trade-policy preferences are generally treated as immutable in international political economy. We identify changes in preferences during the 2016 United States presidential campaign. We find the Trump campaign and election mobilized progressive voters toward pro-trade attitudes, more in line with identity-based preferences than those predicted by existing models.
The Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment to Developing Countries (with Nikki Harish). 2018. (also here)
In a chapter originally produced for an aborted handbook, we survey the international political economy literature on FDI to developing countries, highlighting strengths, shortcomings, and avenues for further investigation.
Trading Representation: Diplomacy’s Influence on PTAs (with Roos van der Sterren). British Journal of Politics and International Relations 18(4):889-911. 2016.
With growth in complex interdependence since the end of WWII, traditional diplomacy has increasingly taken on an economic role. We find a positive link between high-level bilateral diplomatic missions and preferential trade agreements.
A Network Approach to the Formation of Diplomatic Ties (with Daniel Maliniak). 2011.
Geographic and economic incentives have long been linked to diplomatic missions. We look into network effects and find that network position matters for recipients of high-level diplomatic missions. In short, being central – either regionally or globally – leads to increased numbers of diplomatic missons.