James Morrison

James Morrison joined the Political Science faculty as an assistant professor in the fall of 2008. He completed his dissertation at Stanford University in June of 2008, where his advisors included Judith Goldstein, Barry Weingast, Joshua Cohen, and Benjamin J. Cohen.

Dr. Morrison's dissertation was entitled "An Unholy Trinity: The Influence of Locke, Smith, & Keynes on British Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy.” It focused on the role these three key intellectuals played in shaping policymakers' understanding of the constraints they face and the opportunities they enjoy in setting foreign economic policy. He is currently working to transform his dissertation into a book.

His current research [http://research.jamesashleymorrison.com/] includes topics in international political economy, international law and organization, and the history of political and economic thought. He has coauthored chapters in several edited volumes. He also has another manuscript on the creation of the American monetary system.




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Recent Publications

"International Regimes and War," in Christopher J. Coyne, ed. The Handbook on the Political Economy of War. (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming February 2011) (with Avery White).

"Hayek, Oakeshott, and the Concept of Spontaneous Order," in Peter McNamara and Louis Hunt, eds. Liberalism, Conservatism, and Hayek's Idea of Spontaneous Order. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2007). (with Richard A. Boyd).

"The Necessary & Proper Clause," in Joseph R. Marbach, Ellis Katz, and Troy E. Smith, eds. Federalism in America: An Encyclopedia. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005).

"John Cary," in Donald Rutherford, ed., Biographical Dictionary of British Economists. (Bristol: Thoemmes, 2004).

Current Projects

"An Unholy Trinity: The Influence of Locke, Smith, & Keynes on British Foreign Economic Policy" (Book Manuscript in Progress)

"Paper or Metal? Hamilton and Jefferson in the Creation of the American Monetary System" (Working Paper)

Research Interests

International Political Economy
The International Monetary System
Ideas & Intellectuals in Policymaking
History of Economic Thought
International Organization