Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

Pick Hall 423
734 883 7093

Paul Poast is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. His research on international relations and quantitative methodology has been funded by the National Science Foundation and has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, World Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Political Analysis, among others. Paul received his PhD from the University of Michigan (where his dissertation won the Peace Science Society's Walter Isard Award), an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA from Miami University. Prior to Chicago, Paul was an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Rutgers University and, before beginning his PhD, Paul taught in the Department of Economics at The Ohio State University.

Selected Publications:

  • “Central Banks at War." International Organization (Winter 2015): 63-95.
  • "How International Organizations Support Democratization: Preventing
    Authoritarian Reversals or Promoting Consolidation?" with Johannes
    Urpelainen. World Politics (January 2015): 72-113.
  • "Does Issue Linkage Work?  Evidence from European Alliance
    Negotiations, 1860 to 1945." International Organization (Spring 2012):
  • "(Mis)Using Dyadic Data to Analyze Multilateral Events."  Political
     (Autumn 2010): 403-425.