Stephen Weymouth  
McDonough School of Business
501 Hariri Building
Georgetown University
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057
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Stephen Weymouth is an assistant professor of international business in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He earned a Ph.D. in political science and international affairs from the University of California, San Diego in 2010. Professor Weymouth's research examines the political economy of international trade and investment.



Journal Articles

2015. "The Influences of Foreign Direct Investments, Intrafirm Trading, and Currency Undervaluation on U.S. Firm Trade Disputes" (with J. Bradford Jensen and Dennis P. Quinn). Forthcoming, International Organization. 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 blog here.

2013. "Government Partisanship and Property Rights: Cross-Country Firm-Level Evidence" (with J. Lawrence Broz). Economics and 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. "Political Institutions and Property Rights: Veto Players and Foreign Exchange Commitments in 127 Countries." Comparative Political Studies 44(2): 211-240.

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

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 Dark Side of International Trade Agreements" (with Leonardo Baccini and Pablo Pinto). Under review. A previous version was entitled "International Economic Agreements and the Activities of Heterogeneous Multinational Firms."

"Partisan Cycles in Offshore Outsourcing: Evidence from U.S. Imports" (with Pablo Pinto). Under review.

"Globalization’s Concentrated Beneficiaries: Employment in Globally Engaged Firms and U.S. Presidential Voting" (with J. Bradford Jensen and Dennis P. Quinn).

"Risk Mitigation Strategies in an Uncertain World: Political Risk Insurance and U.S. Firm FDI" (with Nathan Jensen).

"Competition Politics: Interest Groups, Democracy, and Antitrust Reform in Developing Countries." Under review.

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