International Political Economy, Economic Foreign Policy, Trade, Exchange Rates, Capital Controls, International Financial Institutions
Alexandra Guisinger is an Assistant Professor Political Science at Temple University. Prior to starting at Temple, Dr. Guisinger was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University in 2005.
Dr. Guisinger’s research concerns how states, international markets, and domestic actors communicate with each other. One strand focuses on how governments can most credibly signal intentions to other governments and to markets. A second strand focuses on public opinion toward government policies. Her work utilizes formal and informal models based on assumptions of rational decision making and strategic interactions and covers a diverse set of topics, including conflict escalation, financial crises, exchange rate regimes, trade policy, and capital regulations.
In American Opinion on Trade: Preferences without Politics (Oxford University Press, 2017), Dr. Guisinger builds upon her prior research on the salience of trade to explain why trade policy, which once defined U.S. political parties, had fallen out of political discourse in recent campaigns, only to reemerge in 2016 Presidential election campaigns. Hear more about the American Opinion on Trade by clicking on this podcast with Micha Zenko of the Council for Foreign Relations”: “What Americans Really Think about Trade: A Conversation with Alexandra Guisinger.”
- “Labor Market Volatility, Gender, and Trade Preferences" (with Ryan Brutger) published online May 28, 2021 at the Journal of Experimental Political Science.
- “Trade Policy is Back in the News Will Voters Care?” The Forum 17.4 (2020): 647-674.
- “Mapping the Boundaries of Elite Cues: How Elites Shape Mass Opinion Across International Issues” (with Elizabeth Saunders). International Studies Quarterly 61.2 (June, 2017): 425–441. Winner of the Foreign Policy section’s best paper award for APSA 2014.
- “Information, Gender, and Differences in Individual Preferences for Trade” The Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy. 37.4 (2016): 538-561.
- “The Diffusion of Financial Liberalization Across Regional Integration Agreements (RIAs) in Developing Countries” (with Nancy Brune) Foreign Policy Analysis. 13.1 (2017): 1-27.
- “ICSID, Public Opinion, and the Effect of (Hypothetical) Elite Messaging” (with Alisha Anderson) Columbia FDI Perspectives. 127 (August 4, 2014).
- “Exchange Rate Proclamations and Inflation-Fighting Credibility” (with David Singer) International Organization 64.2 (April, 2010): 313-337.
- “Determining Trade Policy: Do Voters Hold Politicians Accountable?” International Organization 63.3 (July, 2009): 533-557.
- “Honest Threats: The Interaction of Reputation and Political Institutions in International Crises” (with Alastair Smith) Journal of Conflict Resolution 46.2 (April, 2002): 175-200.
- POLS 1301 Introduction to International Politics (undergraduate lecture)
- POLS 2000 U.S. Elections & Foreign Policy (undergraduate lecture)
- POLS 3530 U.S Foreign Economic Policy (undergraduate research preparation seminar)
- POLS 3530 U.S. Politics and International Trade (undergraduate research preparation seminar)
- POLS 3910 The Politics of Global Trade (honors research preparation seminar)
- POLS 8000 Research Design (graduate)
- POLS 8330/4996/3996 International Political Economy in an Era of Crises (graduate seminar/senior capstone/junior capstone)