I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance (NCGG) at Princeton University for academic year 2019-2020. I was recently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. My research interests lie in international and comparative political economy, focusing on the sources and distributional effects of trade and exchange rate policy, in particular currency manipulation. My book project, 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 countries manipulating their currencies. The book explains the puzzle of the recent disappearance of so-called "currency manipulators" amongst manufacturing exporters. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2018. 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 Associate Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance Email: weldzius [at] princeton.edu