Timothy W. Taylor, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of International Relations
On Faculty since 2016

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Education

Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Davis, CA, 2016

M.A., Political Science, University of California, Davis, CA, 2013

B.S., Social Science Education, Taylor University, Upland, IN, 2007

About Timothy W. Taylor

Professor Taylor's teaching and research interests are in the fields of International Relations and Comparative Politics. He is especially interested in how domestic politics affect a country's relationship with the global political economy. While his interests expand across geographic regions, he has lived and conducted field research in the Philippines on topics such as foreign aid and international trade policy. His work is published in political science journals and he is currently expanding his research on international trade to explore how less developed democracies and authoritarian regimes differ from advanced democracies on their international trade relations. Professor Taylor is passionate about the integration of the Christian faith in and outside of the classroom.

Last time they counted, Professor Taylor and his wife, Kim, have three young children. They enjoy all things outdoors as well as taking advantage of opportunities to travel.

Courses Taught

  • IR 379 International Political Economy
  • IR 155 Comparative Politics
  • PSCI 215 Political Research 

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Political Science Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • Peace Science Society
  • Christians in Political Science

Research

Professor Taylor's main areas of research are in international political economy with a specialization in how domestic political institutions affect foreign trade policy.

Publications

  • Money, Jeannette and Timothy W. Taylor. 2016. "Voluntary International Migration." Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations. Ed. Patrick James. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Taylor, Timothy W. 2015. "The Electoral Salience of Trade Policy: Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Welfare and Complexity." International Interactions 41(1): 84-109.

Conference Presentations

  • "Electoral Rules and Foreign Trade: The Politicization of Trade Policy in Election Manifestos." Presented at the Western Political Science Association, San Diego, CA, March 24-26, 2016.
  • "Preferences and Partisanship: Party Cues and Attitudes on Foreign Trade," with Christopher P. Donnelly. Presented at the Western Political Science Association, San Diego, CA, March 24-26, 2016.
  • "Foreign Aid and Civic Participation: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines and United States," with Gabriella R. Montinola. Presented at the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, September 3-6, 2015.
  • "Similar Partners, Quiet Agreements: An Experimental Test of Factor Endowments and Trade Salience." Presented at the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, September 3-6, 2015.
  • "Experimental Evidence of Crowding Out Effects in Charitable Giving," with Christopher P. Donnelly and Nathan J. Rexford. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago IL. April 19, 2015.
  • "Complexity and Welfare Effects of Multilateral Trade Agreements: Determinants of the Electoral Salience of Foreign Trade in Domestic Elections," with Heather Elko McKibben. Presented at the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC. August 28-31, 2014.
  • "When Foreign Trade Matters: The Salience of Trade Proposals in the U.S. Congress, 1997-2012." Presented at the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC. August 28-31, 2014.
  • "Electoral Vulnerability and International Conflict." Presented at the Southern California Comparative Political Institutions Conference, University of California, Riverside, May 3, 2013.

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