Stephen B. Kaplan is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; and a faculty affiliate of the Institute for International Economic Policy. Professor Kaplan's research and teaching interests focus on the frontiers of international and comparative political economy, where he specializes in the political economy of global finance and development, China's foreign investment in developing countries, and Latin American political economy.
In addition to writing two prize-winning books on financial globalization, Globalizing Patient Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Finance in the Americas (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and Globalization and Austerity Politics in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Professor Kaplan has also published articles in many top research journals, including the Journal of Politics, the Review of International Political Economy, the Latin American Research Review, Regulation and Governance, and World Development. His research and commentary has been featured in the Atlantic, Bloomberg News, Foreign Policy, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Goldman Sach's Top of the Mind, the New Republic, NPR’s Marketplace, and the Washington Post. Professor Kaplan holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, an M.S. from Georgetown University, and a post-doctorate fellowship from Princeton University. Prior to his doctoral studies, Professor Kaplan was a senior economic researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, writing extensively on developing country economics, global finance, and emerging market crises for more than a half-decade.
Professor Kaplan is on sabbatical for the 2023-24 academic year.