Meredith Wilf

Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Politics
Princeton University


I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University studying international relations.  My research and teaching interests lie within international political economy and international organizations.   My substantive expertise spans trade policy and financial regulation, financial crisis, and ongoing financial global governance.

My dissertation analyzes the international politics of global financial regulation with a focus upon banking.  Two dissertation essays -- "Credibility and Distributional Effects of International Banking Regulations: Evidence from US Bank Stock Returns" and "Selecting Regulatory Capacity: National Bank Supervision in International Markets" -- are available under the Research link.  "Joining the Club: Accession to the GATT/WTO",  a co-authored paper with Christina Davis, analyzes countries' decisions to join the global trade regime and is an example of my broader research interest in the interaction of governments, economic actors, and international organizations. 

Prior to graduate studies at Princeton, I worked as an internal consultant for a specialty retail corporation.  I hold an undergraduate degree in political science, and an MBA with a finance specialization, both from the University of Rochester.  

For the 2013-2014 academic year I am a graduate fellow at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).  Beginning Fall 2014, I will join the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh as an Assistant Professor specializing in International Political Economy.