Michael O. Allen


I am a Postgraduate Associate at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and Department of Political Science at Yale University and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Government at Cornell University. My research focuses on international organization, law and political economy. I am currently completing my dissertation which examines the role of private authority in the governance of international commerce, specifically the global movement to promote international commercial arbitration. I trace the growth of the international commercial arbitration regime from the late 19th century to the present and investigate how arbitration influences the power of countries to regulate foreign commerce. I also have ongoing research projects in other areas including the evolution of the international arbitration profession, anti-bribery law, and global competition law.

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