I am an Associate Professor in the Political Science department at McGill University and a Research Fellow at the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Economie Quantitative (CIREQ). I am also affiliated with the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS), with the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID), and with the Canadian Research Network for Terrorism Security and Society (TSAS). Before joining McGill, I was an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I have also held research fellowships at New York University (2008-2009), IMT Lucca (2009-2011), Princeton University (2011-2012), and the European University Institute (2019-2020).
My research interests are in the area of international political economy and comparative political economy with a focus on trade, development, international organizations, and conflict. On this website you find information on my publications, working papers, and teaching.
Dataset: With Andreas Dür (University of Salzburg) and Manfred Elsig (WTI Bern) I completed data collection on more than 700 trade agreements signed from 1950 to present day (December 2014). Using manual content analysis and statistical techniques to check coders’ reliability, the dataset includes measures on flexibility, coverage, commitments, trade integration, and delegation features. More information is available at http://www.designoftradeagreements.org/. IPES Best Dataset Award (2017).
Grants: SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2018-2021). IGC Award (2020-21). COVID-19 Rapid Response SSHRC Grant (2020-21).
News and Events:
- In the 2020-2021 academic year, I will be a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (https://www.hoover.org/profiles/leonardo-baccini).