Stephen Weymouth
McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University
327 Hariri Building
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057
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Stephen Weymouth is an Assistant Professor and the Marano Faculty Fellow in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He is a faculty affiliate of the Department of Government, and a senior policy scholar at the Center for Business and Public Policy.


2017. "Service Firms in the Politics of U.S. Trade Policy." International Studies Quarterly 61(4): 935-947.

2017. "Winners and Losers in International Trade: The Effects on U.S. Presidential Voting" (with J. Bradford Jensen and Dennis P. Quinn). International Organization 71(3): 423-457. [slides] An earlier version is NBER Working Paper 21899. A summary appeared in the Fall 2016 Political Economist newsletter. Media coverage: Bloomberg, The Economist , Fortune, Salon, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post. Our Forbes op-ed is here.

2017. "The Distributional Consequences of Preferential Trade Liberalization: Firm-level Evidence" (with Leonardo Baccini and Pablo Pinto). International Organization 71(2):373-395.

2016. "Partisan Cycles in Offshore Outsourcing: Evidence from U.S. Imports" (with Pablo Pinto). Economics & Politics 28(3): 233-261.

2016. "Competition Politics: Interest Groups, Democracy, and Antitrust Reform in Developing Countries." The Antitrust Bulletin 61(2): 296-316. Appendix. [Symposium issue: Capitalism, Antitrust, and Democracy.]

2015. "The Influence of Firm Global Supply Chains and Foreign Currency Undervaluations on U.S. Trade Disputes" (with J. Bradford Jensen and Dennis P. Quinn). International Organization 69(4): 913-947. An earlier version is NBER Working Paper 19239.

2014. "Unbundling the Relationship between Authoritarian Legislatures and Political Risk" (with Nathan Jensen and Edmund Malesky). British Journal of Political Science 44(3): 655-684. Summary on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage.

2013. "Government Partisanship and Property Rights: Cross-Country Firm-Level Evidence" (with J. Lawrence Broz). Economics & Politics 25(2): 229-256.

2012. "Firm Lobbying and Influence in Developing Countries: A Multilevel Approach." Business and Politics 14(4): 1-26.

2012. "The Social Construction of Policy Reform: Economists and Trade Liberalization around the World" (with J. Muir Macpherson). International Interactions 38(5): 670-702.

2011. "National Competitiveness in Comparative Perspective: Evidence from Latin America" (with Richard Feinberg). Latin American Politics and Society 53(3): 141-159.

2011. "Political Institutions and Property Rights: Veto Players and Foreign Exchange Commitments in 127 Countries." Comparative Political Studies 44(2): 211-240.

2010. "The Politics of Stock Market Development" (with Peter Gourevitch and Pablo Pinto). Review of International Political Economy 17(2): 378-409.

2008. "Exchange Rate Policy Attitudes: Direct Evidence from Survey Data" (with J. Lawrence Broz and Jeffry Frieden). IMF Staff Papers 55(3): 417-444. 

Other Publication

2015. "Interest Groups" in The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Michael T. Gibbons, Editor-in-Chief (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell).

Work in Progress

"The Service Economy: U.S. Trade Coalitions in an Era of Deindustrialization" (with Leonardo Baccini and Iain Osgood). Under review. [slides]

"Think Globally, Analyze Locally: Understanding the Economic Geography of Populism" (with J. Lawrence Broz and Jeffry Frieden). Precis selected for the first workshop of the 75th Anniversary Special Issue of International Organization.

"Gone for Good: The Electoral Implications of Plant Closures and Mass Layoffs" (with Leonardo Baccini). Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (2018).

"The Political Origins of Exchange Rate Valuations" (with Dennis P. Quinn).[slides] Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, and the International Political Economy Society (IPES).

"Globalization Backlash: Explaining American Populism, 21st Century Edition." (with J. Lawrence Broz and Jeffry Frieden).

"Services Liberalization and MNC Activities." (with J. Bradford Jensen and Dennis P. Quinn). [slides]

"Political Risk Insurance and U.S. Firm Foreign Direct Investment." (with Nathan Jensen). Research proposal approved by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.