Visiting Research Scholars

The Center created a new program, Visiting Research Scholar, that began during the fall semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. Reporting to the Director of the Niehaus Center, the visiting associate research scholar plays a key supporting role in the development and execution of the Center’s educational and research initiatives while pursuing their own research and contributing to the intellectual life of the Center and the School of Public and International Affairs. The position requires one to work with the Center leadership to design and execute initiatives aimed at enhancing scholarship in experimental research methods. In addition to pursuing his/her own independent research and writing, the successful candidate will conduct several workshops on experimental methods and best research practices with graduate students associated with the Center and assist associated faculty members and visiting fellows from the Departments of Economics, Politics and the School of Public and International Affairs with their research on experiments.

Current Scholars

Leslie Johns is a professor of political science and law at UCLA. ​Her research focuses on international organizations, political economy, and law. 

​Her work appears in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution and the Journal of Politics.  Her 2015 book–Strengthening International Courts: The Hidden Costs of Legalization–was published by the University of Michigan Press. She received the Michael Wallerstein Award for political economy in 2017.

She is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations (2012–2017), and a former Visiting Associate Research Fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University (2012–2013).

Peter Rosendorff is Professor of Politics at NYU. He serves as Editor of the journal Economics and Politics, and serves on the editorial board of International Organization. He holds a PhD from Columbia University in Economics, and has held grants from the National Science Foundation among others. Consulting clients have included The World Bank, US Department of State, Major League Soccer, FIFA, and AT&T.

Professor Rosendorff’s research examines the linkages between domestic politics and international economic policy, and has published widely in the Economics, Political Science and International Relations journals. Recent work examines the links between the institutional features of democracy (such as electoral accountability, separation of powers, transparency) and economic policy (trade policy and membership of international trade regulating organizations). He is also working on the links between domestic politics and the optimal design of international institutions like the World Trade Organization and its dispute resolution mechanism.