I am a Professor of Politics at New York University with an affiliate appointment at NYU-Abu Dhabi. I’m editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Economics and Politics, and an editorial board member of International Organization, Journal of Politics and International Interactions.  I’ve held grants from the National Science Foundation, and the Japan Foundation, among others.

My research interests include the UN Convention Against Torture, the World Trade Organization, political economy of terrorism, bilateral trade and investment treaties. A new and exciting project on Transparency is underway, exploring the measurement, the causes and consequences of information flows on democratic stability and autocratic instability.