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Walter F. LaFeber Professor
I am the Walter F. LaFeber Professor of Government and Director of the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell, and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brooking Institution. I study comparative politics and political economy, with a focus on emerging market economies in Southeast Asia. I received my Ph.D. in political science from Yale University in May 2007, and joined the Cornell faculty in 2008.
- Asian Studies
My research centers around two themes: the relationship between economic interests and political outcomes, and the interaction between domestic politics and the global economy. Most of my work focuses on emerging markets, and I have a special interest in Southeast Asia and the Muslim world. My current work focuses on issues relating to identity, politics, and political economy in comparative and international politics.
- GOVT 3443 : Southeast Asian Politics
- GOVT 4999 : Undergraduate Independent Study
- GOVT 7999 : Independent Study
Recent selected publications. See my list of published work for more.
2021. “The Exclusionary Foundations of Embedded Liberalism” (with Sara Wallace Goodman). International Organization 75, no. 2 (Spring), 411–439.
2021. “Learning from Biased Research Designs” (with Andrew T. Little). Journal of Politics 83, no. 2 (April), 602–616.
2020. “Migrants, Minorities, and Populism in Southeast Asia.” Pacific Affairs 93, no. 3 (September), 593–610.
2020. “Encouraging Indonesians to Pray from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic” (with Nicholas Kuipers and Saiful Mujani). Journal of Experimental Political Science, 1-12.
2019. “The Return of the Single-Country Study.” Annual Review of Political Science 22, 187–203.
2019. “The Trump Presidency and American Democracy: A Historical and Comparative Analysis” (with Robert Lieberman, Suzanne Mettler, Kenneth Roberts, and Richard Valelly). Perspectives on Politics 17, no. 2 (June), 470–479.
2018. “A Note on Listwise Deletion versus Multiple Imputation.” Political Analysis 26, no. 4 (October), 480–488.
- Piety and Public Opinion: Understanding Indonesian Islam (with R. William Liddle and Saiful Mujani). New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.