Thomas B. Pepinsky
I am an assistant professor in the Department of Government department and a member of the Southeast Asia Program. I study comparative politics and political economy, with a focus on emerging market economies in Southeast Asia. Here at Cornell I also serve as Director of the International Political Economy Program and the Associate Director of the Cornell Modern Indonesia Project. I received my Ph.D. from Yale University in 2007.
My research centers around two themes: the relationship between economic interests and political outcomes, and the interaction between domestic politics and the global economy. I am the author of Economic Crises and the Breakdown of Authoritarian Regimes (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and my current work focuses on financial politics in emerging market economies, authoritarianism and regime survival, and political Islam in Indonesia and beyond.
I teach courses on comparative politics, international political economy, and Asian politics and political economy. You can learn more about me at my academic website (http://courses.cit.cornell.edu/tp253/).