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Research and Publications

Grounded in the strong University of California research tradition, our projects encompass a range of topics that reflect our mission and research objectives at the Center for Commerce and Diplomacy.

Recent Publications

Joel Watson with David Miller and Trond Olsen. 2020. "Relational Contracting, Negotiation, and External Enforcement." American Economic Review (conditionally accepted).

Nico Ravanilla. 2020. “Can We Encourage Publicly Motivated Citizens to Run for Office?: Evidence from a Leadership Training Workshop for First-Time Political Candidates​."

Emilie Hafner-Burton, Lauren E. Ferry and Christina J. Schneider. 2020. "Catch Me if You Care: International Development Organizations and National Corruption." The Review of International Organizations (forthcoming).

Christina J. Schneider. 2020. "Public Commitments as Signals of Responsiveness in the European Union." The Journal of Politics 82(1): 329-344.

Meijers, Maurits J., Christina J. Schneider and Asya Zhelyazkova. 2020. "Mapping Channels of Responsiveness in the European Union: Actors, Publics, Venues." Journal of European Public Policy 26(11): 1724-1736.

Christina J. Schneider and Jennifer L. Tobin. 2020. “The Political Economy of Bilateral Bailouts.” International Organization. (Forthcoming)

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton and Christina J. Schneider. 2020. “Donor Rules or Donors Rule? International Organizations and Political Corruption.” American Journal of International Law Unbound 113: 346-350.

Darin Christensen and Francisco Garifias. 2019. "The Politics of Property Taxation: Fiscal Infrastructure and Electoral Incentives in Brazil."

Agustina Paglayan. 2019. "Public-Sector Unions and the Size of Government." American Journal of Political Science 63(1): 21-36.  

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton and Christina J. Schneider. 2019. "The Company You Keep: International Organizations and the Reputational Effects of Membership." American Journal of International Law Unbound 113: 242-246.

Emilie Hafner-Burton and Christina J. Schneider. 2019. “The Dark Side of Cooperation: International Organizations and National Corruption.” International Studies Quarterly. (Forthcoming)

Vincent Anesi and Renee Bowen. 2019. "Policy Experimentation in Committees: a Case Against Veto Rights Under Redistributive Constraints." American Economic Journal: Microeconomics. (Accepted)

Broz, J. Lawrence, Zhiwen Zhang and Gaoyang Wang. "Explaining Foreign Interest in China's Global Leadership." International Organization. (Forthcoming)

Bowen, T. Renee, George Georgiadis, and Nicolas S. Lambert. 2019. "Collective Choice in Dynamic Public Good Provision." American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 11 (1): 243-98.

Lauren Prather with Sarah Bush. 2019. "Do Electronic Devices in Face-to-Face Interviews Change Survey Behavior? Evidence from a Developing Country." Research & Politics 6(2): 1-7.

Christina J. Schneider. 2019. "Euroscepticism and Government Accountability in the European Union." The Review of International Organizations 14(2): 2017-238.

Working Papers

Nico Ravanilla, R. Sexton and D. Haim. 2020. "Deadly Populism: How Local Political Outsiders Drive Duterte’s War on Drugs in the Philippines."

Maitreesh Ghatak and Karthik Muralidharan. 2019. "An Inclusive Growth Dividend: Reframing the Role of Income Transfers in India’s Anti-Poverty Strategy."

Paul Niehaus, Karthik Muralidharan and Sandip Sukhtankar. 2019. "Policy Evaluation by Revealed Preference."

Marc Muendler, Costas Arkolakis and Sharat Ganapati. January 2019. "The Extensive Margin of Exporting Products: A Firm-level Analysis."

Ahlquist, John S. and Mitch Downey. 2019. "Import Exposure and Unionization in the United States"

David Leblang, Christina J. Schneider and Jennifer L. Tobin. 2019. "How to Implement Unpopular Foreign Policies? Framing Financial Rescues as Migration Prevention."

Catherine de Vries, Sven-Oliver Proksch and Christina J. Schneider. 2019. "Voter Polarization and Strategic Ambiguity in the European Union."

Paasha Mahdavi, Christina J. Schneider and Jennifer L. Tobin. 2019. "Coordinated Financial Rescues."

Policy Papers

Broz, J. Lawrence and Zhiwen Zhang. April 2018. "China’s Global Economic Leadership: Who are the Followers?"

Research Projects Underway

Domestic Politics of Escape Clauses in International Trade Agreements
Professors Renee Bowen and Lawrence Broz; and Graduate Student Researcher Amir Fahrai