AriasEricI am an Assistant Professor in the Government Department at William & Mary. Previously I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from New York University in 2017. I am also a member of EGAP.

My research interests lie in political economy, focusing on the international sources of domestic politics and political economy of development. My work has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science and Journal of Politics, among others.

I combine experimental and observational methods at different levels of analysis to explore two lines of inquiry: (1) how international flows of capital affect development and political accountability, and (2) the role of the informational environment and individual-level preferences in those and other dynamics.

Parts of this research have been supported by EGAP’s Metaketa Initiatives, Oxford Policy Management’s Economic Development & Institutions program, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, and UNESCO.

You can contact me at eric.arias@wm.edu