Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2012
International political economy, international finance, International Monetary Fund
International Political Economy
“The U.S. as Sovereign International Last-Resort Lender: The Fed’s Currency Swap Program during the Great Panic of 2007-2009”, New Political Economy, April 2012, 17(2), 157-178.
My principal research project is entitled Brother, Can You Spare a Billion? The International Political Economy of U.S. Sovereign-to-Sovereign Bailouts. It investigates the causes and consequences of U.S. international financial bailouts of economies in crisis in from the early-1960s through the 2008 global financial crisis.
I have two research projects that focus on China's growing role in the global financial system. The first investigates China’s strategy to internationalize its currency, the renminbi. The second explores the methodology used by China’s first sovereign bond ratings agency (Dagong) and compares it to the methods used by the "big three" American ratings agencies.
Finally, I am also working on a study that explains variation in the speed of IMF lending over a 25 year period based on original data collected at the Fund's archive in Washington D.C.