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Sarah Bauerle Danzman

Bauerle DanzmanAssistant Professor
GISB 1013

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Political Science) - granted August 2014

Region(S) of Interest

  • Global

Research Topics

  • International Political Economy
  • Multinational Firms as Global Political Actors
  • International Financial Liberalization, Crises, and the Politics of Adjustment

Research Summary

I am currently working on a book manuscript that considers the conditions under which domestic firms will support policies of openness toward foreign direct investment. In the manuscript, I develop a theoretical argument that emphasizes the importance of the local and global financing environment as structuring firms’ positions toward liberalization. I use a mixture of large N quantitative analysis and comparative case studies to evaluate support for this theory.

I am also developing a research project that considers how the networked structure of globalized fragmented production and financing networks affects the political power of multinational firms vis-a-vis states, governance institutions, and societal actors. I will be presenting initial findings from the project at the International Studies Association’s annual conference this spring. I am also co-hosting a conference on this topic at Princeton University’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance in the fall of 2016.

In addition to these two large research projects I have on-going projects, some of which with co-authors, related to international investment treaties and arbitration, public opinion over foreign direct investment, and how network structures influence patterns of economic booms and crises globally.

Representative Publications

    Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • 2013. “The Political Economy of Global Finance: A Network Model,” Perspective on Politics. 11(10) 131-151. With Thomas Oatley, William Kindred Winecoff, and Andrew Pennock.
  • “Contracting with Whom?” The Differential Effects of BITs on Mitigating Sources of Investment Risk.” International Interactions. Forthcoming.

    Selected Writing in the Popular Press:

  • 2015. “This is why you shouldn’t blame China for the havoc in the markets.” Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog. 8/27/15. With William Kindred Winecoff.
  • 2013. “Why U.S. Financial Hegemony will Endure.” Symposium Magazine. With William Kindred Winecoff.

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