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Michael Tomz


Department of Political Science, Stanford University
Research: foreign direct investment, democracy, and peace

Tomz is a professor of political science at Stanford University. He is also a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and at the Stanford Center for International Development.

Tomz’s research ranges across the fields of international relations, political economy, public opinion, and statistical methods. He is the author of Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debt across Three Centuries (Princeton University Press, 2007) and has published numerous articles in political science and economics journals. He is currently involved in research projects about several of the Hoover Institution’s core themes, including property rights, war, and democratic representation.

Tomz received his PhD from Harvard University. He also holds an M-Phil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund.

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