I am a Postgraduate Associate at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Government at Cornell University. My research is in the areas of international political economy and law. I am currently completing my dissertation which examines the role of private authority in the governance of international commerce, specifically the global movement to promote international commercial arbitration. I trace the growth of the international commercial arbitration regime from the late 19th century to the present and investigate how arbitration influences the power of countries to regulate foreign commerce. In other, ongoing research projects I study the international arbitration profession, transnational enforcement of anti-foreign bribery laws and the implications of growing populist backlash against global economic governance.