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Vikash Yadav

Associate Professor of Political Science

Joined the faculty in 2007

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., DePauw University

Current scholarly interests:
International Relations

International Political Economy: The regulation of financial markets and transnational banking.

Comparative Political Economy: Trade and economic development in emerging economies, particularly South Asia (India), Southeast Asia (Singapore), Middle East (Egypt).

Political Theory: History of economic thought structuralism post-structuralism.


Previous teaching experience:
Mount Holyoke College
American University in Cairo
Bryn Mawr College
University of Pennsylvania


Previous research:
Invited Lecture: "Reforming the Governance of the International Monetary Fund," paper presented at the Economic Forum on "Governing the IMF" at the IMF Headquarters, Washington, D.C. (September 2002).


Courses Routinely Taught:
PS 180 Introduction to International Relations
PS 248 Politics of Development
PS 254 Globalization
PS 281 Politics of South Asia
PS 387 States and Markets


Recent Publications:
Vikash Yadav. Risk in International Finance. Routledge, 2008.

Vikash Yadav. "The Political Economy of the Egyptian Israeli QIZ Trade Agreement," Middle East Review of International Affairs 11, no. 1 (March 2007): 74-96.

Vijay Kelkar, Vikash Yadav and Praveen Chaudhry. "Reforming the Governance of the International Monetary Fund," World Economy 27, no. 5 (May 2004): 727-743.

Praveen Chaudhry, Vijay Kelkar, Vikash Yadav. "The Evolution of 'Homegrown Conditionality' in India - IMF Relations," Journal of Development Studies 40, no. 6 (August 2004): 59-81.


Professional Affiliations:
American Political Science Association
International Studies Association

Personal Statement:
I am interested in understanding the possibilities and limitations of international attempts to contain financial market volatility mechanisms to improve governance within international financial institutions and state/market led efforts to promote economic development.

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