Barbara Stallings is William R. Rhodes research professor at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. She is also editor of Studies in Comparative International Development. Stallings was director of the Watson Institute and of its Political Economy and Development Program. Prior to joining the Institute, she was director of the Economic Development Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile. Stallings was also a professor of Political Science, director of the Latin American Studies Program, and associate dean of the graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is author or editor of sixteen books and numerous articles and book chapters on international finance and political economy of Latin America and East Asia. For the past several years, Stallings has been a visiting professor and scholar at several Chinese institutions. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University.