Michael O. Allen


I am a Postdoctoral Associate at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and Department of Political Science at Yale University. I completed my PhD at Cornell University. My research focuses on international organization, law and political economy. My dissertation research 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 local legal development and the power of countries to regulate foreign commerce. I also have ongoing research projects in related areas including the evolution of the international arbitration profession, anti-bribery law, and global competition law.

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