The University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D. Student in Government
International Relations and Political Methodology

Political Economist studying economic statecraft, international development, and collective security.

Contact:

hillary.corwin [at] utexas.edu

Address:

Department of Government
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station, A1800
Austin, TX  78712

Hillary G. Corwin

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PROFILE
 

Hillary Corwin is a PhD student in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in international relations and political methodology.  She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas, and has worked with the United States Agency for International Development on Latin American development policy and vulnerable population programs.  She joined the University of Texas at Austin as a Ph.D. Student in 2016.

Substantively, she is interested in political economy and policy diffusion, with a focus on how interest (mis)alignment between great powers shapes the efficacy of economic statecraft. Methodologically, she uses formal theory, network models, and causal inference techniques.  Her dissertation examines economic influence, focusing firstly on the strategic interactions of great powers in the international system and secondly on the circumstances in which great powers' commitments to deepening economic inclusion or threats of exclusion (fail to) shape the policy choices of target states.  Her dissertation examines outcomes related to physical integrity rights, economic development, and collective security globally from the Cold War to present.

 
RESEARCH

Hillary is a political economist who studies economic statecraft in the settings of international development, security, and human rights.  Her current research investigates how interest alignment between powerful states along multiple dimensions alters the efficacy of economic influence in achieving foreign policy goals.  

EDUCATION
 
Ph.D. in Government

In Progress

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

Fields: International Relations and Political Methodology

Advisor: Nathan M. Jensen

M.S. in International Political Economy

May 2015

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

Focus in International Business and  Public Policy
Area Focus in Latin America

B.S. in International Political Economy

May 2013

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

Focus in Latin American Economic Development

Summa Cum Laude

WORKING PAPERS

Current Working Papers:

  • "Can Commitments to Withhold Aid Improve Human Rights?: Donor Credibility and Recipient Restraint" 

  • "Alms and Influence: Donor Interest Alignment and the Efficacy of Foreign Aid"

  • "Solidarity and Opportunity: The Strategic Interactions of Senders in the International System"

 
SKILLS
 

English - Mother Tongue

Stata

MatLab

ArcGIS (beginner)

Spanish - Proficient

R

LaTeX

Python (beginner)

 
CONTACT ME

Hillary G. Corwin

Ph.D. Student in Government

The University of Texas at Austin

Mailing Address:

Department of Government
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station, A1800
Austin, TX  78712

Email:

hillary.corwin [at] utexas.edu

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