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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Villanova University. I research the distributional consequences of economic interdependence and the constraints this places on the policies of states.
During my time at NTU, I will be working on a case study chapter for my book manuscript Currency Wars in Retreat. The core argument of my book is that increased global value chain trade alters the exchange rate policy preferences of firms, which in turn impacts monetary policy outcomes. Whereas traditional models of exchange rate politics predict an export-dependent firm prefers an undervalued exchange rate, I argue that the benefits of this policy attenuate as firms increasingly rely on global value chains in the production of their goods. As these payoffs change, and with it the preferences of firms, so too does the exchange rate policies of states. I support my argument with quantitative analyses as well as case studies in Japan and Taiwan.
I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, M.Sc. in Economics and Management Science from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, M.A. in Politics from New York University, and B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University. I have held research appointments at the World Trade Organization, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University.