About Professor Vreeland:
New York University,
1999) is Professor of International Relations
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service,
He holds a joint appointment in the
He conducts research in the field of
international political economy, specializing in international institutions.
Vreeland has growing
global experience. He has presented his research in
over fifteen countries located in six different continents. Additionally,
he has held affiliations with universities on five continents including
Bond University (Australia),
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany),
ETH Zürich (Switzerland),
Korea University (Korea),
Peking University (China),
University of California Los Angeles (USA),
Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina),
University of Săo Paulo (Brazil),
Yale University (USA).
He speaks English, French, and Spanish.
How does globalization, particularly as it is embodied in international institutions, impact politics in the developing world? Certain international institutions – like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank – are well known to people in the developing world and often appear to exercise as much or even more authority than their own governments. This has led some to suggest that these forces of globalization threaten the very sovereignty of developing states. Yet, global forces still leave room for governments to maneuver. Professor Vreeland's
shows the various ways in which vibrant politics in the developing world interact with international institutions to produce domestic and foreign policies.
Vreeland's research explores a wide range of policy outcomes, including
economic growth and the
distribution of income under programs of economic reform,
positions of developing countries,
of policy making under various political systems,
and even the commitment of governments to defend basic human rights or, alternatively, to engage in such pernicious activities as the practice of
His explanations for such policy outcomes address the ways in which international institutions interact with domestic politics, in particular the ways in which international actors can be used to do the dirty work of governments - how they can "launder" dirty politics - how they are used as scapegoats - in short, how international actors can be the
in domestic politics (sometimes for better, sometimes for worse).
The domestic institutions he has focused on include both
political regimes. His research is most known for its treatment of international institutions, particularly the
International Monetary Fund,
and more recently the
In addition to his first book, entitled
The IMF and Economic Development
(Cambridge University Press,
March 2003), he has written an introductory text on the IMF entitled
The International Monetary Fund: Politics of Conditional Lending
January 2007), and he co-edited
Globalization and the Nation State: The Impact of the IMF and the World Bank
2006). His most recent book,
The Political Economy of the United Nations Security Council, was published by Cambridge University Press in May 2014.
He has published in numerous scholarly journals, including
Journal of Politics,
European Economic Review,
International Studies Review,
Economic Development and Cultural Change,
International Political Science Review.