Allison Carnegie

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

1331 International Affairs

Allison Carnegie is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. Prior to joining Columbia, she was a fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University.

Her research interests include international relations, political economy, and quantitative methods. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, Political Analysis, and the Election Law Journal, among other outlets. She has been awarded the Bradley, Falk, Ethel Boies Morgan, Kaufman, and Yale University Dissertation Fellowships.

She earned a joint PhD in Political Science and Economics with distinction from Yale University in 2014.



Power Plays: How International Institutions Reshape Coercive Diplomacy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). 

Book Chapters

Allison Carnegie, Donald P. Green and Joel Middleton, “Political Communication: Insights from Field Experiments,” Oxford Handbook of Political Communication, ed. Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Kate Kenski (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).

Allison Carnegie, Alan S. Gerber, and Donald P. Green, “Evaluating Public Health Law Using Randomized Experiments,” Public Health Law Research: Theory and Methods, ed. Scott Burris and Alex Wagenaar (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012).

Journal Articles

“States Held Hostage: Political Hold-up Problems and the Effects of International Institutions,” American Political Science Review 108, no. 1 (2014): 54.

Allison Carnegie and Peter M. Aronow, “Beyond LATE: Estimation of the Average Treatment Effect with an Instrumental Variable,” Political Analysis 21, no. 4 (2013): 492.

Allison Carnegie et al., “The Effect of Prepaid Postage on Election Turnout: A Cautionary Tale for Election Administrators,” Election Law Journal 11, no. 3 (2012): 279.

Allison Carnegie and Donald P. Green,“Instrumental Variables Estimation in Political Science: A Reader’s Guide,” American Journal of Political Science 55, no. 1 (2011): 188.

Other Articles

“Tricks of the Trade: Designing Trade Agreements for Political Leverage,” Working Paper (2014).

Allison Carnegie, Cameron Ballard-Rosa, and Nikhar Gaikwad, “Economic Crises and Trade Policy Competition,” British Journal of Political Science 48, no. 3 (2014): 713.

Allison Carnegie, Allan Dafoe, and Paul Poast, “The Dark Side of the Liberal Peace: Interdependence and the Incentive to Intervene,” Working Paper (2014).

Allison Carnegie and Austin Carson, “The Spotlight’s Harsh Glare: Rethinking Publicity and International Order,” International Organization 72, no. 3 (2018): 627.