Tim Bartley is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Indiana University-Bloomington. He received his PhD from the University of Arizona. His research examines the rise of transnational private regulation of labor and environmental conditions. Comparing across cases, this work seeks to explain the emergence of new regulatory fields and to untangle the complex and evolving relationships between public and private forms of governance. His publications include "Certifying Forests and Factories: States, Social Movements, and the Rise of Private Regulation in the Apparel and Forest Products Fields" (Politics & Society), "Corporate Accountability and the Privatization of Labor Standards: Struggles over Codes of Conduct in the Apparel Industry" (Research in Political Sociology), and "Regulating American Industries" (with Marc Schneiberg, American Journal of Sociology).
Tobias Hofmann is a PhD candidate at the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin and an associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. His research focus is on the political economics of regional integration and macroeconomic policy. Tobias' dissertation examines how national political institutions constrain policy change induced by Regional Integration Agreements, econometrically testing the empirical implications of theoretical modeling. He also works on violations of international legal commitments, connecting issues of intergovernmental bargaining and decision-making to subsequent domestic implementation and compliance problems.
Soo Yeon Kim is an Assistant Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. Soo Yeon received her Ph.D. from Yale University and B.A. from Yonsei University. Her research areas are IPE, international security, quantitative methodology, and East Asian security and political economy. Her current research focuses on the impact of power politics on the evolution of the GATT/WTO. While at the Center for Globalization and Governance, Soo Yeon will work on a project on trade multilateralism, analyzing measures of multilateralism, the diversion effects of preferential trading arrangements, and U.S. trade patterns since the end of the Cold War.
Bumba Mukherjee is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and the Department of Economics and Econometrics, University of Notre Dame. He received his PhD from Columbia University. His current research interests include studying how political institutions affect monetary policy and financial markets, the politics of trade liberalization, the design of international trade agreements and statistical methodology, especially time series analysis and Quantal Response Equilibrium models. His publications include: "Government Partisanship, Elections and the Stock Market: Examining American and British Stock Returns, 1930-2000," with David Leblang, American Journal of Political Science, Fall 2005; "Government Formation in Parliamentary Democracies and Foreign Exchange Markets," with Will Moore, International Studies Quarterly, Spring 2006; "Presidential Elections and the Stock Market: Comparing Markov-Switching and Fractionally Integrated GARCH Models of Volatility," with David Leblang, Political Analysis and "Minority Governments and Exchange Rate Regimes," with David Leblang, European Union Politics, Winter 2006. He is currently completing a book manuscript titled Globalization, Coalition Politics and Trade Liberalization (Cambridge University Press), and working on a second book manuscript that examines the impact of domestic political institutions on the design of international trade agreements.
Ato Kwamena Onoma is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern and holds a BA in Philosophy with a minor in English from the University of Ghana, Legon. He is interested in exploring why global processes such as the circulation of goods, people and ideas are articulated in different ways and produce different social, economic and political consequences in different societies. His dissertation examines why ruling elites in African countries undertook different institutional reforms to secure property rights in land as they sought to exploit opportunities for wealth and power accumulation provided by rising land values. While at the Center for Globalization and Governance, he will examine how different ways of using resources affect elites' preferences for different property rights regimes in various resources.
Christopher Rudolph is an assistant professor of international politics at American University, Washington, DC. He received his PhD in political science from UCLA, and he has taught previously at Georgetown University, the University of Southern California, and UCLA. His research and teaching interests focus on issues of international relations theory, security, nationalism & ethnic conflict, international law, and international political economy (particularly elements associated with globalization). He is also an authority on issues of immigration and border control. His publications include: National Security and Immigration (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2006); "International Migration and Homeland Security," in James J.F. Forest, ed., Homeland Security: Protecting America's Targets (New York: Praeger, 2006); "Sovereignty and Territorial Borders in a Global Age," International Studies Review 7:1 (Spring 2005); "Globalization and Security: Migration and Evolving Conceptions of Security in Scholarship and Statecraft," Security Studies 13:1 (Fall 2003); "Security and the Political Economy of International Migration," American Political Science Review 97:4 (November 2003); "Constructing an Atrocities Regime: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals," International Organization 55:3 (Summer 2001); and he edited a special issue of the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs entitled, Reconsidering Immigration in an Integrating World (Fall/Winter 1998).
Vineeta Yadav holds an MA in Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and will receive a PhD in Political Science from Yale University this summer. Her research interests are in comparative politics, international economics, and the political economy of economic development. Her dissertation research focuses on the institutional foundations and political and policy impact of special interest group behavior in information-poor developing countries. She is currently working on an empirical study of interest group behavior in Brazil, China, and India, using original data from a survey of business groups in these countries. She will be extending her study to the micro-foundations of policymaking for trade, taxation, labor and credit policies for these countries. She will also explore the role that institutional incentives and informational asymmetries play in driving the choice of interest groups to engage in legitimate lobbying or corrupt practices.