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Welcome.

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. My research focuses on sovereign debt and international financial institutions. In my dissertation I develop and test a bargaining theory of public position taking in restructuring negotiations that explains variation in negotiation tactics, creditor haircuts, and political outcomes. I am also enthusiastic about teaching and applying evidence-based teaching techniques in support of an engaged and inclusive classroom. My teaching experience includes courses in International Political Economy, the International Political Economy of Money, Introduction to International Relations, Political Inquiry, and The Modern World Economy.

Please feel free to contact me at lferry@ucsd.edu.