Research Interests

  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • International Political Economy
  • Economic Sanctions

The core of my research program focuses on economic statecraft—the use of economic instruments for foreign policy goals. My work sheds light on the issues surrounding economic statecraft through a perspective that draws together foreign policy analysis and political economy. Specifically, my research seeks to answer two central questions: first, what factors determine when and why states engage in economic statecraft, and second, what determines the effectiveness and consequences of economic statecraft? My research shows that foreign policy interests drive the use of economic coercion, and that these policies not only fail regularly but also have powerful, negative consequences apart from their intended effect.

For a complete list of my publications, see my vita or visit my Google Scholar page.