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David A. Steinberg

Associate Professor of International Political Economy

About

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 University of Pennsylvania’s Browne Center for International Politics and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In 2017, he was awarded the Max M. Fisher Prize for Teaching Excellence.
Book

David A. Steinberg. 2015. Demanding Devaluation: Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

 
Journal Articles

Luis Schiumerini and David A. Steinberg. 2020 (Forthcoming). "The Black Market Blues: The Political Costs of Illicit Currency Markets." Journal of Politics. Appendix is available here and replication materials are available here.

Dimitar Gueorguiev, Daniel McDowell, and David A. Steinberg. 2019 (Forthcoming). "The Impact of Economic Coercion on Public Opinion: The Case of US-China Currency Relations." Journal of Conflict Resolution. Appendix is available here and replication materials are available here

David A. Steinberg and Stephen Nelson. 2019 (Forthcoming). "The Mass Political Economy of Capital Controls." Comparative Political Studies. Appendix is available here and replication materials are available here.

David A. Steinberg, Stephen Nelson, and Christoph Nguyen. 2018. "Does Democracy Promote Capital Account Liberalization?Review of International Political Economy 25 (6): 854-883. Replication materials and a supplementary appendix are available here.

Stephen Nelson and David A Steinberg. 2018. "Default Positions: What Shapes Public Attitudes about International Debt Disputes?" International Studies Quarterly 62 (3): 520-533.  Appendix is available here.

David A. Steinberg. 2017. "Interest Group Pressures and Currency Crises: Argentina in Comparative Perspective." Comparative Politics. 50 (1): 61-82Replication materials and a supplementary appendix are available here.

Daniel McDowell and David A. Steinberg. 2017. "Systemic Strengths, Domestic Deficiencies: The Renminbi's Future as a Reserve Currency.Journal of Contemporary China. 26 (108): 801-819.

David A. Steinberg. 2016. “Developmental States and Undervalued Exchange Rates in the Developing World.” Review of International Political Economy. 23 (3): 418-449. Replication materials and a supplementary appendix are available here.

David A. Steinberg, Karrie Koesel, and Nicolas Thompson. 2015. “Political Regimes and Currency Crises.”  Economics and Politics 27 (3): 337-361. Replication materials and a supplementary appendix are available here.

David A. Steinberg and Krishan Malhotra. 2014. “The Effect of Authoritarian Regime Type on Exchange Rate Policy.” World Politics 66 (3): 491-529. Replication materials and a supplementary appendix are available here.

Sebastian Karcher and David A. Steinberg. 2013. “Assessing the Causes of Capital Account Liberalization: How Measurement Matters.” International Studies Quarterly 57 (1): 128-137. Here is the data on capital account openness and an appendix that contains additional analyses.

David A. Steinberg and Victor C. Shih. 2012. “Interest Group Influence in Authoritarian States: The Political Determinants of Chinese Exchange Rate Policy.Comparative Political Studies 45 (11): 1404-1433.

Victor C. Shih and David A. Steinberg. 2012. “The Domestic Politics of the International Dollar Standard: A Statistical Analysis of Support for the Reserve Currency, 2000-2008.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 45 (4): 855-880. Replication materials and a supplementary appendix are available here.

David A. Steinberg and Stephen M. Saideman. 2008. “Laissez Fear: Assessing the Impact of Government Involvement in the Economy on Ethnic Violence.” International Studies Quarterly 52 (2): 235-259. Replication materials and a supplementary appendix are available at Steve Saideman's (old) website.


Working Papers

David A. Steinberg, Daniel McDowell, and Dimitar Gueorguiev. "Inside Looking Out: How International Policy Trends Shape the Politics of Capital Controls in China." Under review.


Fall 2015 
Spring 2016 

Expertise

Regions

  • Argentina
  • China
  • East Asia
  • Latin America

Topics

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

In the News

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