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Adam Auerbach, who will join SIS in the Fall as Assistant Professor, specializes in political economy, institutional theory, and research methodology, with a regional focus on South Asia and India in particular. His dissertation, which draws on 20 months of fieldwork and a survey of 1,925 households across 80 settlements across north India, examines the origins of political order and development in India’s slums. His broader research and teaching interests include the political economy of development, South Asian politics, democratization, political institutions, ethnic politics, and research methodology.



Daniel Bernhofen, who joined the school in Fall 2013, specializes in the theoretical, empirical and historical aspects of globalization and international trade. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, and has published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of International Economics, Economic Theory, Canadian Journal of Economics and others. He is co-editor of the recently published Palgrave Handbook of International Trade. Recently, his research has gravitated towards exploiting natural or quasi-natural experiments to provide causal evidence on the causes and welfare effects of trade and trade policies. His long-term research project on the “natural experiment of Japan” has resulted in a unique quantitative assessment of the Japanese economy and its trading partners before and after its 19th century move from autarky to free trade. The project makes contributions to the testing of the Walrasian general equilibrium (trade) theory and to the global economic history literature. His second overarching research project examines the deeper determinants of changes in trade costs during the first and second eras of globalization. His third research strand exploits the recent policy experiments of the Canadian-US free trade agreement (CUSFTA) and the elimination of the multi-fiber agreement (MFA) to provide causal empirical inferences on firm and policy behavior. Both research lines involve micro level data sets on firm transactions and policy behavior. Click here for more information.



An expert on European politics, Associate Professor and the EU Jean Monnet Ad Personam Chair Michelle Egan focuses her research on international business, transnational regulatory compliance, regional integration, transatlantic relations, comparative political economy, constitutionalism and defense and security issues. Egan is presently working on several grant-funded projects, including work on the European single market and present-day efforts to continue to integrate the European economy. Her most recent book, Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2014. In recent years, her research has been published in the Millennium-Journal of International Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, European Union Politics, and Business Strategy Review. Click here for more information.



Associate Professor Tamar Gutner is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Education.  Her research and teaching interests include international organizations, global environmental politics, and international political economy. Her research focuses on the performance and effectiveness of international organizations, particularly international financial institutions. She is the author of Banking on the Environment: Multilateral Development Banks and Their Performance in Central and Eastern Europe (MIT Press, 2002), and is currently writing International Organizations in World Politics (CQ Press). Her scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as International Organization and Global Environmental Politics. Click here for more information.



Professor Randall Henning's research focuses on international monetary policy, European monetary integration, macroeconomic policy coordination, G20 summits and East Asian regionalism. Currently, he is conducting a project on the relationship between regionalism and multilateralism and the political economy of the euro crisis. He also serves as a visiting fellow at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics. His current work is supported by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the New Institute for Economic Thinking (INET). Click here for more information.



Distinguished Economist in Residence Arturo C. Porzecanski is an expert in international finance, emerging markets and Latin American economics. He is also a Senior Associate of the Americas Program at CSIS. He carries out and publishes research in international finance; provides consulting services to legal and financial firms, as well as to U.S. government agencies and multilateral institutions; teaches at the Inter-American Defense College; and serves as a Dispute Resolution Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. His research takes place mostly at the intersection of international finance and international financial law. His articles "Behind the Greek Default and Restructuring of 2012" and "Borrowing and Debt: How Do Sovereigns Get Into Trouble?" will be published shortly in two scholarly books. Click here for more information.



Associate Professor Stephen Silvia specializes in comparative labor markets and comparative industrial relations, with a focus on Germany and the European Union. He also writes about German politics and political parties. His most recent book, Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era, (2013 Cornell University Press), focuses on German industrial relations after the Second World War. In recent years, his research has been published in German Politics and Society, Journal of Public Policy, Comparative European Politics, and German Studies Review. Click here for more information.