Rachel Wellhausen

Associate Professor
University of Texas at Austin


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Rachel’s primary field of interest is international political economy, and specifically the political economy of international investment and finance. She has ongoing interests in political risk, as well as the political economy of variations in sovereignty. Her book The Shield of Nationality: When Governments Break Contracts with Foreign FirmsÔªø (Cambridge University Press 2015) won the Best Book Award (2015-2017) from the International Political Economy Society. Rachel has published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Journal of Politics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Review of International Organizations, and other outlets. She received the Michael Wallerstein Award from the American Political Science Association for the best paper published in political economy in 2016.