Prospective Research Students
PhD applicants must refer to the department’s guidelines for administrative information on the application process. Applicants should make note of the department’s minimum admission requirements and anticipate the fact that both admission and funding decisions are very competitive. I will not accept as students any PhD applicants who fail to contact me directly prior to submitting their applications to the university; this includes applications for which my role would be that of a secondary supervisor.
For PhD applicants seeking my supervision:
Your introductory email should establish your academic background and intended PhD topic and methodology, and you should include your draft proposal as an attachment. The proposal should describe a project with a primarily quantitative empirical component and a theoretical contribution to the relevant academic literature. (This maybe useful for presenting your proposal.)
In general, I am very happy to supervise projects on topics closely related to my ongoing research in the following areas: monetary policy, trade policy (including firms and RTAs), firms and their political environment, and the political economy of institutional quality.
I am not interested in supervising projects that focus on examining a single case without reference to broader theoretical and/or empirical implications; projects that are primarily qualitative in methodology (or that lack a clearly described methodological approach); or projects that examine FDI in isolation of other options for production internationalization. Likewise, proposals must be grounded in the relevant academic literature and should generally avoid focusing exclusively on emerging events.
I do not respond to emails with proposals that are not closely related to my supervision/research interests or that fail to provide the basic information as detailed here.
Prospective Postdoctoral Researchers
I am not currently offering or accepting any postdocs, regardless of funding status.