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Michigan Studies in International Political Economy (Series)

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It is widely recognized by social scientists that the relationship between economic and political factors are fundamental influences on international relations. Much of the existing research in the field of international political economy takes up issues including trade and monetary policy, economic sanctions, political conflict, North-South relations, foreign direct investment, and preferential trading arrangements and regional blocs.Michigan Studies in International Political Economy is a series of books that focuses on these and other issues in international political economy.

A growing portion of the work in international political economy employs quantitative and formal methodologies. This series focuses on formal or quantitative work in international political economy. It builds on the University of Michigan's excellent formal and quantitative work both in political science and international economics. We seek manuscripts that integrate international politics and international economics. We are particularly interested in manuscripts that apply quantitative or formal methodologies to topics of interest to both political scientists and economists.

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Fragmenting Globalization

The Politics of Preferential Trade Liberalization in China and the United States

Firms compete when their supply chains are global vs. domestic

Greening China

Trade and foreign direct investment can have a positive effect on the environment

Investing in the Homeland

Migration, Social Ties, and Foreign Firms

Diaspora-affiliated firms that invest in the homeland are more successful than other foreign firms, but are equally socially irresponsible.

Borrowing Credibility

Global Banks and Monetary Regimes

Explores multinational banks’ role in enhancing monetary credibility, revealing the importance of market confidence in an interconnected world


The Political Economy of Regional Peacemaking

An expansive investigation of the efficacy of trade agreements, economic sanctions, and other economic strategies for promoting peace

Strengthening International Courts

The Hidden Costs of Legalization

An investigation of the ways in which the strength of international courts affects dispute settlement, compliance, and the stability of the international economic and political system

Governance and Foreign Investment in China, India, and Taiwan

Credibility, Flexibility, and International Business

The type of government and the interplay of macro- and microlevel political institutions affect a country’s ability to attract foreign investment

Regional Economic Institutions and Conflict Mitigation

Design, Implementation, and the Promise of Peace

Economic integration fosters regional peace

Greening China

The Benefits of Trade and Foreign Direct Investment

Trade and foreign direct investment can have a positive effect on the environment

Capitalism, Not Globalism

Capital Mobility, Central Bank Independence, and the Political Control of the Economy

An original, empirically supported explanation of the domestic consequences of recent changes in the global economy

Trading Blocs

States, Firms, and Regions in the World Economy

An examination of the domestic politics involved in the creation of trading blocs

Economic Interdependence and International Conflict

New Perspectives on an Enduring Debate

A cutting-edge collection of essays on the critical question of the relationship between economic interdependence and conflict among states

Banking on Reform

Political Parties and Central Bank Independence in the Industrial Democracies

Examines the political determinants of recent reforms to monetary policy institutions in the industrial democracies

Vehicle of Influence

Building a European Car Market

Examines the political aspects of the integration of the European automobile industry

Leading Questions

How Hegemony Affects the International Political Economy

Considers the impact of dominant powers on cooperation between states in the world economy

Monetary Politics

Exchange Rate Cooperation in the European Union

Examines the domestic politics of European monetary integration

Empowering Exporters

Reciprocity, Delegation, and Collective Action in American Trade Policy

Explores the politics of free trade policies in the United States.