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Global Economic & Financial Governance

Trade negotiations, regulatory compliance, and comparative labor and employment relations are examples of 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 transnational borders. Such connections and analyses are important to overall global financial health and economic vitality.

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Daniel Bernhofden

(202)­ 885-1619


  • Globalization & international trade
  • Theoretical, empirical, and historical aspects of international trade
  • Causes and welfare effects of trade and trade policies

Selected Publications

  • “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), 2011, Basington, Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Empirical International Trade, editor, International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, 2010, Edward Elgar.

Michelle Egan

(202)­ 885-1764


  • International business
  • Transnational regulatory compliance
  • Regional integration
  • Transatlantic relations
  • Comparative political economy
  • Constitutionalism, defense, & security issues

Selected Publications 

  • Research Agendas in EU Studies: Stalking the Elephant. (Ed. with Neill Nugent and William E. Paterson.) London, Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics.
  • Constructing a European Market: Standards, Regulation and Governance, Oxford University Press.
  • Creating a Transatlantic Marketplace: Government Policies and Business Strategies, Manchester University Press.
  • Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States, Oxford University Press.

Tamar Gutner

(202)­ 885-1620


  • International financial institutions
  • World Bank
  • European Investment Bank
  • International organizations
  • International environmental politics
  • International relations

Selected Publications

  • "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).
  • "Explaining the Gaps between Mandate and Performance: Agency Theory and World Bank Environmental Reform," Global Environmental Politics, 2005. 


Randall Henning

(202)­ 885-1707


  • Politics & institutions of international economic relations
  • International & comparative political economy
  • Economic policy-making & regional integration
  • International monetary policy
  • European monetary integration
  • Macroeconomic policy coordination

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.
  • "Fiscal Federalism: U.S. History for Architects of Europe's Fiscal Union," with Martin Kessler, Peterson Institute for International Economics, January 2012.

Arturo Porzecanski

(202)­ 885-1602


  • International economics
  • International finance
  • Emerging markets
  • Latin American economics


Selected Publications

  • "Borrowing and Debt: How Do Sovereigns Get Into Trouble?," in Sovereign Debt Management, 2013.
  • "Behind the Greek Default and Restructuring of 2012,” in Sovereign Debt and Debt Restructuring, 2013.
  • "Buenos Aires to Athens: The Road to Perdition," in CSIS Americas Program, April 2, 2012.
  • "Mexico's Retrogression: Implications of a Bankruptcy Reorganization Gone Wrong," CSIS Americas Program Hemisphere Focus, November 2011.


Stephen Silivia

(202)­ 885-2462


  • Comparative labor markets
  • Comparative industrial relations
  • Germany
  • European Union


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).
  • "Things Fall Apart: Contemporary Analyses of German Economic and Political Developments," Comparative European Politics, (October 2010).