Frederick R. Chen


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at The Ohio State University.

My research focuses on how economics and security interact to influence international relations, with a particular emphasis on domestic political mechanisms. My projects span the substantive fields of political economy, international security, foreign policy, and public opinion, among others. My work has appeared in journals including International Organization, the Journal of Politics, and World Politics. I received the David A. Lake Best Paper Award from the International Political Economy Society in 2020 and the Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award for outstanding doctoral student research among all disciplines in the social sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2019–20. My research has been supported by the Ministry of Education, Singapore.

I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison (2022), an M.A. in International Relations from Peking University (2016), and a B.A. in International Politics from Tsinghua University (2013). Prior to joining Ohio State, I was an Assistant Professor in the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.

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