I earned my PhD in economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Currently my research is in the areas political economy of trade agreements, the firm in political economy, causes of internal conflict, and conflict and development.  My teaching interests are in international economics and politics, development finance, and applied econometrics. I am a professor at the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M and hold the Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in International Affairs.

Vita 2013