I am a Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy at the University of Edinburgh.  My work is focused on international trade, global governance, industrial policy and development, with a focus on emerging powers.  I was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany, and completed my PhD at the University of Michigan. 

My book, Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project (Stanford University Press 2016), analyzes the rising power of Brazil, India and China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and their impact on the multilateral trading system.  I currently hold an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant to investigate the changing global dynamics of export credit amid contemporary power shifts.  My research has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, the UK Global Research Challenges Fund, the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

My academic research has appeared in journals such as Review of International Political Economy, International Affairs, and New Political Economy.  My policy writings have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, Current History and Global Policy, and my analysis has featured in Foreign Policy, The Chicago Tribune, China Daily, The Indian Express and on the BBC.

Prior to entering academia, I worked as a trade official for the Canadian government and as an investment banker for Morgan Stanley.

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