Stephen B. Kaplan is an assistant professor of political science and international affairs in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University. His research and teaching interests are on the frontiers of international and comparative political economy, where he specializes in the political economy of global finance and development, the politics of macroeconomic policy-making, and Latin American politics. After completing his PhD at Yale University in 2009, he joined the GWU faculty in the fall of 2010. In 2009-2010, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as a senior economic analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, writing extensively on developing country economics, global financial market developments, and emerging market crises from 1998 to 2003.