Frederick R. Chen


I am an Assistant Professor in International Political Economy at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

My research focuses on how economics and security can interact to influence international relations, particularly through 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 or is forthcoming in International Organization, the Journal of Politics, World Politics, and Conflict Management & Peace Science. I received the David A. Lake Award for best paper at the 2019 International Political Economy Society (IPES) Conference as well as the Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award for outstanding research across all disciplines in social sciences at the University of Wisconsin in 2019–20.

I earned my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison (2022), M.A. in International Relations from Peking University (2016), and B.A. in International Politics from Tsinghua University (2013). In 202122, I was a Zuckerman Pre-doctoral Fellow with the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University.

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