STEPHEN B. KAPLAN, Ph.D.

 

Last Updated: 03-01-12

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Welcome to my website. I am an assistant professor  of political science and international affairs in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University.  I received my PhD from Yale University in 2009 and joined the GWU faculty in the fall of 2010 after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. My research and teaching interests are on the frontiers of international and comparative political economy, where I specialize in the political economy of global finance and development, the politics of macroeconomic policy-making, and Latin American politics. I have conducted extensive field work in Latin America, including Argentina, Chile, and Venezuela.


My book, “Globalization and Austerity Politics in Latin America,” is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. Building on my dissertation, which won the American Political Science Association’s Mancur Olson Prize for the best dissertation in the field of political economy, the book investigates the effect of the relationship between international creditors and national debtors on economic decision-making. Beyond Latin America’s borders, I have published on the politics of the Chinese exchange rate and central bank independence in Japan


Prior to my doctoral studies, I worked as a senior economic analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, writing extensively on developing country economics, global financial market developments, and emerging market crises from 1998 to 2003.


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