Pablo Pinto, a Member of the Saltzman Institute and an Associate Professor with the Department of Political Science, published last month both a chapter in a collection of work on the 2008 recession and a book of his own. Dr. Pinto, an expert of international and comparitive political economy, explicates a new theory of the politics of foreign direct investment in Partisan Investment in the Global Economy (Cambridge University Press). His book chapter, “The Politics of Hard Times” in Politics in the New Hard Times (Cornell University Press), investigates the role of domestic politics in the business cycle, arguing that recessions are not exogenous to domestic politics but in fact are at least partially caused by policy decisions.

More information on each book is available from the publishers’ websites: click here for Politics in the New Hard Times and here for Partisan Investment in the Global Economy.