The rise of China and other emerging market economies among the BRICs and G20 countries and the transition in global power relations raises the question of whether existing approaches are adequate to address new challenges of economic governance today. Very little is known about the preferences and policy orientations of these countries, especially as they concern the governance of trade, international investment and finance, exchange rates, and foreign aid. We will explore these issues with an eye toward both theoretical and policy debates on how to promote cooperation and global political engagement.
Andreas Fuchs, Heidelberg University
Fuchs is a world expert on foreign aid from emerging powers and has helped lead the effort to analyze China’s massive aid allocations. His work has been profiled in the Washington Post, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and many other global news outlets.
Cameron Thies, Arizona State University
Thies is well known for his work on global trade, finance, and conflict and has published articles in most of the top journals of political science and international relations, including his pathbreaking work on state building in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Soo Yeon Kim, National University of Singapore
Kim has achieved prominence as a scholar of international organizations and global governance, producing high-profile work on the UN General Assembly, the GATT and the WTO. She has also made major contributions in suggesting appropriate statistical analysis for studying many countries over time.
Tobias Hofmann, University of Utah
Hofmann is a recognized expert on international law, especially the European Court of Justice, and quasi-judicial institutions such as the World Trade Organization.
Yoram Haftel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Haftel has made important contributions to our understanding of the independence of international organizations and the effects of international organizations on military conflict and foreign investment.
Daniel Nielson, Brigham Young University
Nielson specializes in international development and foreign aid. He designs and executes experiments related to aid programs as well as on topics such as money laundering, oil revenues, and election monitoring.