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David Steinberg

David A. Steinberg

Associate Professor of International Political Economy

Director of the PhD Program


David A. Steinberg is an associate professor of international political economy. His research focuses on the politics of international money and finance. His book, Demanding Devaluation: Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World (Cornell University Press, 2015), was awarded the Peter Katzenstein Book Prize and received an Honorable Mention for the American Political Science Association’s William H. Riker Book Award. He is the author of articles in Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Politics, World Politics, among other outlets. His research has been supported by a Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award, and by fellowships from the Wilson Center, University of Pennsylvania’s Browne Center for International Politics, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In 2017, he was awarded the Max M. Fisher Prize for Teaching Excellence. He currently serves as the Director of SAIS's PhD program.


Journal Articles 



  • Argentina
  • China
  • Turkey
  • East Asia
  • Latin America


  • Globalization
  • Emerging Markets
  • International Finance
  • International Political Economy
  • Political Economy & Development

In the News

How voters respond to currency crises: Evidence from Turkey.

David A. Steinberg wrote in Comparative Political Studies, 12/29

Argentina is on the verge of defaulting on its debt again. Here’s what you need to know.

David Steinberg wrote in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, 5/29

Hopkins researchers demonstrate importance of federal research funding.

David Steinberg cited in Johns Hopkins HUB, 5/30

The U.S. wants China to adjust its exchange rate policy. That might backfire.

David Steinberg wrote in The Washington Post, 2/25