James Sundquist

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Political Science
Yale University



My research examines China’s engagement with the developing world from a political economy perspective, using a variety of methods: econometric analysis, experiments, text data, models of strategic interaction, and qualitative interviews.


Job Market Paper: “Institutional Eclipse: How Chinese Loans Substitute for IMF Assistance”

“Why Does China Tolerate Bad Behavior in State-Owned Firms? Domestic Interests and Foreign Loans from Autocracies”

“Imagined Foreign Communities: Explaining Variation in Narratives of China’s Rise”

Additional Projects

“How to Use Spatial Instruments”
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“When Does Public Diplomacy Succeed? Evidence from China’s Wolf Warrior Diplomats” with Daniel Mattingly

“Japan and the Collapse of Bretton Woods.” With Frances Rosenbluth. In The Bretton Woods Agreements: Together with Scholarly Commentaries and Essential Historical Documents, edited by Naomi Lamoreaux and Ian Shapiro, 236-253. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019.