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jamesJames R. Hollyer is a Benjamin Evans Lippincott Associate Professor in Political Economy in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota.  Previously, he was the Coca-Cola World Fund Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy, part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University.  During the 2015-16 academic year, Professor Hollyer was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Niehaus Center on Globalization and Governance at Princeton University.  Professor Hollyer obtained his PhD in political science from New York University in 2012, his MA in international relations from the University of Chicago in 2006, and his BA in political economy from Williams College in 2003.  His research focuses on comparative and international political economy, particularly on transparency, corruption, political accountability, and the effects of international policy on domestic politics.  His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, Political Analysis, the Journal of Politics, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and International Studies Quarterly, among others.





Rosendorff B. Peter Rosendorff is Professor of Politics at New York University and is editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Economics and    Politics, and is on the editorial boards of International Organization, Journal of Politics and International Interactions. Previously,  he was Director of the Center for International Studies and Associate Professor of International Relations and Economics at the  University of Southern California, and Assistant Professor of Economics and Government at Georgetown University. Professor  Rosendorff holds a PhD (and MA and MPhil) from Columbia University in Economics, a BA and BS from the University of  Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in Mathematics and Economics. He has held grants from the National Science  Foundation and the Japan Foundation, among others. Professor Rosendorff’s research examines the linkages between domestic  politics and international economic policy, cooperation and law, with applications to human rights, terrorism, international trade  and investment, and democratization. He has published widely in the economics, political science and international relations  scholarly journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Political  Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly  and International Organization, among  others.



small_coverJames Raymond Vreeland is professor of International Relations at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Government. Prior to joining the faculty of Georgetown in 2009, he taught at Yale University for a decade. He received his PhD from New York University in 1999. Vreeland’s research addresses how globalization, particularly as it is embodied in international institutions, impacts the developing world. His publications have appeared in leading scholarly journals, including the American Political Science Review, International Organization, Journal of Politics, World Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Political Analysis, Journal of Development Economics, and European Economic Review. He published his first book, The IMF and Economic Development, with Cambridge University Press in 2003. His most recent book, The Political Economy of the United Nations Security Council: Money and Influence (Cambridge University Press, May 2014), addresses the ways that governments trade foreign aid for political support on the UN Security Council.

Vreeland has held affiliations with universities all over the world, including Bond University (Australia), ESADE (Spain), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany), ETH Zürich (Switzerland), Korea University (Korea), University of California Los Angeles (USA), Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina), and University of São Paulo (Brazil).

The classes that Professor Vreeland teaches address the international political economy of global cooperation with a focus on how interdependence impinges on national sovereignty.