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Jeffrey Kucik

Global Fellow

Professional affiliation

Associate Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy and the James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
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  • Trade and investment law
  • economic inequality
  • international organizations
  • foreign policy

Wilson Center Projects

Keeping Promises: Implementing Socially Inclusive Trade Policy

Full Biography

Dr. Kucik (Emory ‘10) researches the politics of international trade and investment. He is interested in developing more sustainable, more robust trade rules. To that end, his work explores the conditions under which countries comply with international economic law. He also investigates how free trade helps or harms domestic workers. Both lines of research seek to better understand the local consequences of doing global business.

Dr. Kucik’s research appears in peer-review journals such as the Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, and International Studies Quarterly. He writes for general audiences in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, National Interest, and is a regular contributor to the Hill.

Before joining the Wilson Center, Dr. Kucik was a fellow at the Udall Center at the University of Arizona and the Niehaus Center at Princeton University. He previously directed graduate programs at the City College of New York and University College London.

Major Publications

  • Jeffrey Kucik and Sergio Puig. accepted. “Do international dispute bodies overreach? Reassessing World Trade Organization rulings.” International Studies Quarterly.
  • Jeffrey Kucik, Lauren Peritz, and Sergio Puig. accepted. “Legalization and compliance in the global trade regime.” British Journal of Political Science.

Jeffrey Kucik and Sergio Puig. 2021. "Extending precedent in international trade law.” Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 54(3): 539-586

Previous Terms

Canada Institute Fellow 09/05/22-08/25/23