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- International Studies
- IU Bloomington
Global and International Studies Building, 1013
I am an international political economist who studies how domestic and multinational firms influence and adapt to investment regulation, how rules governing capital shape global networks of ownership and production, and how governments confront national security concerns related to foreign direct investment. I use quantitative data, participant observation, interview methods, and qualitative historical analysis in my research. In my research, I collaborate with international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Economic Development Council, and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies. Currently, I have three major research projects. In one, I examine how governments use investment promotion and facilitation as part of broader strategies of economic development. In another, I am developing a major new dataset that tracks transnational connections between politicians and corporations. My third project considers how domestic firms influence how their governments think about and regulate the national security implications of foreign investment. In support of this project, I will be a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the U.S Department of State in academic year 2019-20.