Associate Professor of Government
University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Political Science, June 1990, Summa Cum Laude.
M.A., Political Science, June 1993.
Ph.D., Political Science, September 1998.
Dissertation: "Manchester Revisited: A Theoretical and Empirical Evaluation of Commercial Liberalism"
Research and Publications
"The Sectoral Composition of Trade Unions, Corporatism, and Economic Performance.” 1995. In Monetary and Fiscal Policy in An Integrated Europe. Barry Eichengreen, Jeffry Frieden, and Jurgen von Hagen (eds.). Berlin: Springer-Verlag. Co-authored with Geoffrey Garrett.
“Central Banks, Partisan Politics, and Macroeconomic Outcomes.” 2000. Comparative Political Studies 33:196-224.
“Public Sector Unions, Corporatism, and Macroeconomic Performance.” 1999. Comparative Political Studies 32:411-434. Co-authored with Geoffrey Garrett.
“Comparative Political Economy of Wage Distribution: The Role of Partisanship and Labor Market Institutions.” 2002. British Journal of Political Science 32:281-308. Co-authored Jonas Pontusson and Francisco David Rueda.
"Political Cycles and Exchange Rate Based Stabilization." 2003. World Politics (October) 56:43-78. Co-authored with Hector Schamis.
“Public Sector Unions, Corporatism, and Wage Determination.” 2000. In Unions, Employers, and Central Banks. Torben Iversen, Jonas Pontusson, and David Soskice (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Co-authored with Geoffrey Garrett.
"Paths to Non-Proliferation: The Need For a Quantitative Test of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation Theory." 2004. Journal of Conflict Resolution 48:859-885 (December). Co-authored with Sonali Singh.
"Why Do Independent Central Banks Require So Much 'Sacrifice'? The Effects of Organized Labor." Forthcoming, 2005 Comparative Political Studies. Co-authored with Geoffrey Garrett.
"Manchester Revisited: Economic Interdependence and Conflict" Book under contract with Cornell University Press.
"The Role of Political Institutional Variables in the Making of Gendered Patterns of Wage Inequality: A Comparative Analysis of OECD Countries." San Giacomo Working Paper 99.4, Institute for European Studies, Cornell University. Co-authored with Jonas Pontusson and Francisco David Rueda.
"Of Rose Gardens and Goldfish Bowls: Electoral Incentives and U.S.-Japan Bargaining, 1966-1998." 2003. Revised and resubmitted to American Political Science Review. Co-authored with Amy Searight. Award Winning Paper!
"Fear Factor: How Political Insecurity Shapes the Diffusion of Financial Market Deregulation." In The Internationalization of Regulatory Reforms: The Interaction of Policy Learning and Emulation in the Diffusion of Reforms, edited by Jacint Jordan and David Levi-Faur.
"What Drives the Ebb and Flow of U.S.-Japan Economic Relations? Introducing a New Dataset on U.S.-Japan Economic Disputes, 1966-1998." Under review at International Studies Quarterly. Co-authored with Amy Searight.
"Does John Bull Rally 'Round the Union Jack? The Nature of the 'Rally 'Round the Flag Effect in the United Kingdom, 1950-2001." Invited resubmission at the Journal of Conflict Resolution. Co-authored with Michael Bronski.
Work in Progress
"Political Insecurity and Financial Market Liberalization." Manuscript.
"Leaders and Laggards: When and Why do Countries Sign the NPT?" Manuscript. Co-authored with Karthika Sasikumar.
"Testing Theories of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Lessons from South Asia." Co-authored with Karthika Sasikumar. Prepared for Inside Nuclear South Asia, edited by Scott Sagan.
Teaching and Advising
· Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award. Awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, 2006.
· Robert A. and Donna B. Paul Award for Excellence in Advising. Awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, 2002.
· Centennial Teaching Assistant Award for the academic year 1993-1994. Awarded by the Faculty of the School of Humanities and Sciences and Department of Political Science, Stanford University.
Courses Taught at Cornell University:
Government 100: First Year Writing Seminar. "The Origins of War."
Government 227: The Atomic Age
Government 338: Comparative Political Economy
Government 386: Causes of War
Government 400: Senior Seminar: "Democracies in the International System."
Government 605: The Comparative Method in International and Comparative Politics
Government 606: Field Seminar in International Relations
Government 656: Comparative Political Economy
Government 685: International Political Economy
Government 689: International Security
Government 707: Introduction to Game Theory for Political Science
Noelle Brigden (current)
Jennifer Erickson (Boston College)
Jana Grittersova (University of California, Riverside)
Dev Gupta (Carleton College)
Joseph Foudy (Hunter College)
Stephen Jackson (University of Sydney, Australia)
Jai-Kwan Jung (George Washington University)
Gaurav Kampani (current)
Daniel Kinderman (University of Delaware)
Hyeok Kwon (Texas A & M)
Jason Lyall (Princeton University)
Stephen Nelson (Northwestern University)
Seo-Hyun Park (Lafayette College)
Karthika Sasikumar (San Jose State University)
Scott Siegel (Naval Post-Graduate School, Monterey)
Aseema Sinha (University of Wisconsin – Madison)
Kevin Strompf (current)
Jing Tao (current)
Yuriko Takahashi (Kobe University, Japan)
Emmanuel Teitelbaum (George Washington University)
Sydney Van Atta (SUNY Oswego)
Geoffrey Wallace (University of Kentucky)
Jonathan Wand (Stanford University)
Andrew Yeo (Catholic University)
Maria Zaitseva (current)