Assistant Professor, Political Science & International Affairs
George Washington University
Stephen B. Kaplan is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. His research examines the politics of global finance and development, the political economy of Asian-Latin America relations, and Latin American politics. His book, Globalization and Austerity Politics in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2013), explores the relationship between global market indebtedness and national economic policy making. The book offers important lessons for understanding the ongoing economic crises in the U.S. and Europe, as well as the politics of reform in developing countries. Kaplan was the recipient of the 2010 Mancur Olson Award for the Best Dissertation in Political Economy and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Niehaus Globalization and Governance Center at Princeton University. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and an M.S. from Georgetown University. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as a senior economic analysis at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, with responsibilities for both East Asia and Latin America.