Welcome. I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Political Science. My research interests lie in international and comparative political economy, focusing on the sources of trade and exchange rate policy. My dissertation, "Globalization and its Other Discontents: How Global Supply Chain Integration Undercuts Government's Ability to Manipulate Currency" examines how changing trade patterns over the previous 25 years are acting as a bulwark against currency wars amongst trading partners in developed and emerging economies. 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) after completing two years of coursework at the United States Military Academy at West Point (2003-2005). In 2013, I interned at the WTO where I was contributor to the 2014 World Trade Report.
Ryan Weldzius Ph.D. Candidate UCLA | Department of Political Science 4289 Bunche Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 Email: rweldzius [at] ucla.edu