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Ida Bastiaens

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Assistant Professor, Political Science
Phone: 718-817-3966
Office: Faber Hall 666

Curriculum Vitae


She received her BA from Davidson College and her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh.

Research Interests

She specializes in international political economy and international development. Her research analyzes questions on the political determinants of integration in the global economy, the impact of international integration on fiscal and social welfare in developing countries, and citizen preferences for global capital flows. She is currently working on a co-authored book project on the fiscal consequences of international trade liberalization in democratic and authoritarian countries. Additional co-authored projects examine the role of remittances on democratization, the effect of social standards in preferential trade agreements on environmental protection in U.S. and E.U. trading partners, and the determinants of preferences for foreign direct investment and trade across developed and developing countries. She has published in International Interactions, Journal of European Public Policy, and Review of International Political Economy. 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:

POSC 1100 – Introduction to Politics
POSC 3616 – Political Economy of Poverty
POSC 3915 – International Political Economy
POSC 4900 — SEM: Democracy, Development, and Global Economy

Graduate Courses:

POSC 5500 – Comparative Political Analysis

Selected Publications

Bastiaens, Ida and Nita Rudra. A Democratic Dilemma: Why Open Societies Undermine Open Economies. Forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.

Bastiaens, Ida and Nita Rudra. 2016. “Developing Countries, Trade Liberalization, and the Challenges of Revenue Mobilization: Can International Organizations Make a Difference?” Review of International Political Economy. 23(2): 261-289.

Bastiaens, Ida. 2016. “The Politics of Foreign Direct Investment in Authoritarian Regimes.” International Interactions 42(1): 140-171.

Postnikov, Evgeny and Ida Bastiaens. 2014. “Does Dialogue Work? The Effectiveness of Labor Standards in EU Preferential Trade Agreements.” Journal of European Public Policy. 21(6): 923-940.