I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis for academic year 2018-2019. I recently received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. My research interests lie in international and comparative political economy, focusing on the sources and distributional effects of trade and exchange rate policy. My dissertation, "The Chains That Bind: Global Value Chain Integration and Currency Conflict," examines how changing trade patterns over the previous 25 years act as a bulwark against currency manipulation. Before joining UCLA, I earned my M.Sc. in Economics and Management Science from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2012), a M.A. in Politics from New York University (2010), and my B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University (2007). In 2013, I interned at the World Trade Organization in Geneva where I was a contributor to the 2014 World Trade Report.
Ryan Weldzius Postdoctoral Research Fellow Washington University in St. Louis Department of Political Science Campus Box 1063 One Brookings Drive St. Louis, MO 63130 Email: ryan.weldzius [at] wustl.edu Office: (314) 935-5810