Brendan Cooley International Relations | Political Economy | Violent Conflict

Brendan Cooley

Department of Politics
130 Corwin Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

Research Interests

Political Economy of Conflict | International Trade | International Military Competition | Game Theory | Structural Estimation


  • Current: Ph.D. Student, Politics, Princeton University
    • International Relations
    • Formal and Quantitative Methods
    • Political Economy
  • B.A., Political Science and Peace, War & Defense, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, May 2014
    • Thesis (highest honors): Power Transitions and Hegemonic Longevity

Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Washington, DC
    • July 2014 - July 2015

Works in Progress

Policy Papers


  • Accra, Ghana, June 2016
    • Research Assistant, “Endowment Effect or Institutions: An Experimental Test of the Differential Accountability Hypothesis”
    • Principal Investigators: Brandon de la Cuesta, Helen Milner, Dan Nielson, Lucy Martin



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