Collegiate Affiliation

I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. My dissertation examines the political economy of exchange rate policymaking in the twenty-first century, with an emphasis on developing countries. I examine the political roles of monetary authorities as they conduct foreign exchange interventions and strategically utilize a few dominant currencies in order to stabilize exchange rates. Moreover, I explore the political implications of the U.S. dollar's global dominance in developing countries' exchange rate policymaking, as well as how the dollar's preeminence impacts manufacturing firms' collective action related to exchange rates. In addition to the dissertation, my research agenda focuses on the politics of international financial and monetary relations, the politics of central banking, the political effects of financial globalization, and the origins and trajectories of monetary and currency policies in developing countries. Methodologically, I am interested in political-economic time series with mixed frequency data, formal models, and quantitative measurements in activities related to the politics of international financial and monetary relations. Prior to my graduate studies in political science, I earned a Master of Arts in Economics from Duke University and a Bachelor of Economics from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Master of Arts: Political Science, University of Minnesota, 2018
  • Master of Arts: Economics, Duke University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Economics: Monetary Economics, Chulalongkorn University, 2012


  • The Politics of Central Banking
  • The Political Economy of Exchange Rates
  • The Politics of International Financial and Monetary Relations
  • Political-Economic Time Series
  • Formal Models