Kishore Gawande earned his Ph. D. in economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. His areas of specialty are empirical political economy and trade policy in which he has published extensively. His current research interests focus on the causes of conflict, how institutions condition government policy, and testing principal-agent models of public organizations. Gawande’s teaching interest is in international economics and politics, development finance, and applied econometrics. Gawande is a professor at the Bush School and holds the Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in International Affairs.