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International Finance 

Trade negotiations, regulatory compliance, and comparative labor and employment relations are important indicators that shape global economies and financial governance. Our scholarly expertise includes rigorous research that advances our understanding of market trends, financial oversight, and emerging markets across borders. Such connections and analyses are important to overall global financial health and economic vitality. Scholarship in this issue area broadly covers the following topics:

  • Trade Policy & International Markets

  • International Financial Institutions

  • International Economics

  • International Monetary Systems

  • Foreign Economic Policy

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Daniel Bernhofen

DANIEL BERNHOFEN

EXPERTISE

  • International economics

  • Global economic history

  • Applied microeconomics


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • "Preferences, rent destruction and multilateral liberalization: The building block effect of CUSFTA (joint with Tobias Ketterer and Chris Milner), 2014, Journal of International Economics 92: 63-77.

  • The effects of the unequal treaties on normative, economic and institutional changes in 19th century Japan”, (joint with Toshihiro Atsumi), 2012, In Rainer Klump and Milos Vec International Law and the World Economy in the 19th century (Voelkerrecht und Weltwirtschaft im 19. Jahrhundert), Springer Verlag: 135-149.

  • Palgrave Handbook of International Trade, co-editor (with D. Greenaway, R. Falvey and U. Kreickemeier), 2013 (paperback), 2011 (hard copy), Basington, Palgrave MacMillan.


Aaron Boesenecker

boesenec@american.edu

AARON BOESENECKER

EXPERTISE

  • European politics and European integration

  • Comparative political economy

  • Social policy, qualitative methods

  • Transitional justice and postconflict resolution

  • The intersection of culture, religion and politics

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Lost in Translation? Civil Society, Faith-Based Organizations and the Negotiation of International Norms," (with Leslie Vinjamuri) International Journal of Transitional Justice 5 (2011).

  • “Religious Actors in Transitional Justice,” (with Leslie Vinjamuri), in The New Religious Pluralism, ed. Tom Banchoff, Oxford University Press, 2008.

  • Review of Social Enterprise: At the Crossroads of Market, Public Policy, and Civil Society, ed. by Marthe Nyssens, London: Routledge, 2006, in Democracy & Society 4, no. 2 (Spring 2007).


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CLAIRE BRUNEL

EXPERTISE

  • Environmental economics

  • International trade

  • Empirical microeconomics

  • Green innovation and growth
  • Pollution offshoring
  • Trade of environmental goods and services

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • “Measuring Environmental Regulatory Stringency”, with Arik Levinson, OECD Trade and Environment Working Papers 2013/5, OECD Publishing. (forthcoming in the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy).


Michelle Egan

megan@american.edu

MICHELLE EGAN

EXPERTISE

  • Western Europe

  • Regional integration

  • Transatlantic relations

  • Comparative political economy

  • Constitutionalism, and defense and security issues

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States, Oxford University Press, forthcoming March 2015.

  • Research Agendas in EU Studies: Stalking the Elephant. (Ed. with Neill Nugent and William E. Paterson.) London, Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics, 2010.

  • Creating a Transatlantic Marketplace: Government Policies and Business Strategies, Manchester University Press, 2005.


Tamar Gutner

tgutner@american.edu

TAMAR GUTNER

EXPERTISE

  • International organizations

  • Global environmental politics

  • International political economy

  • International financial institutions

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • International Organizations in World Politics, CQ Press, forthcoming.

  • "The Politics of IO Performance,"special issue of Review of International Organizations 5:3. Co-edited with Alexander Thompson.

  • "When Doing Good Does Not: The IMF and the Millennium Development Goals," in Who Governs the Globe? edited by Deborah D. Avant, Martha Finnemore, and Susan K. Sell (Cambridge 2010).


Randall Henning

RANDALL HENNING

EXPERTISE

  • Politics and institutions of international economic relations

  • International and comparative political economy

  • Economic policymaking

  • Regional integration


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Global Economics in Extraordinary Times: Essays in Honor of John Williamson. Co-Edited by C. Fred Bergsten. Peterson Institute Press, November 2012.

  • "Choice and Coercion in East Asian Exchange Rate Regimes," Peterson Institute for International Economics, September 2012.

  • "California's Lesson for the Euro." The Prospect, June 20, 2012.


Miles Kahler

MILES KAHLER

EXPERTISE

  • International relations

  • International political economy

  • Global governance

  • Asian regional institutions

  • Evolution of the nation-state

  • Political economy of international finance


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Politics in the New Hard Times: The Great Recession in Comparative Perspective (co-editor with David A. Lake). Cornell University Press, 2013.

  • Integrating Regions: Asia in Comparative Context (co-editor with Andrew MacIntyre). Stanford University Press, 2013.

  • “Rising Powers and Global Governance: Negotiating Change in a Resilient Status Quo,” International Affairs, 89, 3 (May 2013), pp. 711-729.


Sarah Cleeland Knight

cleeland@american.edu

SARAH CLEELAND KNIGHT

EXPERTISE

  • International political economy

  • Foreign economic policy

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • "Bretton Woods and Monetary Regimes," in Gerard Caprio, ed. The Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure. Vol. 1. Oxford: Elsevier Press. 2013

  • "Globalization and Compensation in Hard Times: The US Trade Adjustment Assistance Program and the Great Recession," Democracy and Society, Vol. 10, Issue 1. Fall 2012.

  • "Divested Interests: Globalization and the New Politics of Exchange Rates," Business and Politics, Vol. 12, Issue 2 (August 2010).


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JENNIFER POOLE

EXPERTISE

  • International Trade
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Latin American Development

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • "Wage Effects of Trade Reform with Endogenous Worker Mobility," Journal of International Economics, forthcoming (with P. Krishna and M. Senses), view a policy discussion at VoxEU.org from 12/7/2011. "Knowledge Transfers from Multinational to Domestic Firms: Evidence from Worker Mobility," The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 95 (2), pp. 393-406.
  • "Trade, Labor Market Frictions, and Residual Wage Inequality across Worker Groups," American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 2012, 102 (3), pp. 417-423 (with P. Krishna and M. Senses).

Arturo Porzecanski

aporzeca@american.edu

ARTURO PORZECANSKI

EXPERTISE

  • Open-economy macroeconomics

  • International economics

  • International finance

  • International financial law

  • Emerging markets finance

  • Exchange-rate policies

  • Latin American economics

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • "Borrowing and Debt: How Do Sovereigns Get Into Trouble?," in Sovereign Debt Management, 2014.

  • "Behind the 2012 Greek Default and Restructuring,” in Sovereign Debt and Debt Restructuring, 2013.

  • "Buenos Aires to Athens: The Road to Perdition," in CSIS Americas Program, April 2, 2012.


Stephen Silvia

ssilvia@american.edu

STEPHEN SILVIA

EXPERTISE

  • Comparative labor markets

  • Comparative industrial relations

  • German politics and political parties


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2013.

  • "The Unsinkable Dollar-Euro Exchange Rate," AICGS Advisor, 9 October 2012.

  • “Why do German and US Reactions to the Financial Crisis differ?” German Politics and Society 29, no. 4 (Winter 2011).