Calvin Thrall is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. He specializes in international political economy, with substantive interests in international business, global governance, and diplomacy. His work has appeared in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, and Review of International Organizations, and has received the David A. Lake Award from the International Political Economy Society. Thrall received his Ph.D. from the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining Columbia, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance.

Principal Articles

Carolina Moehlecke, Calvin Thrall, and Rachel L. Wellhausen, “Global Value Chains as a
Constraint on Sovereignty: Evidence from Investor-State Dispute Settlement”. International Studies
Quarterly 67(1), (February 2023).
Nathan M. Jensen and Calvin Thrall, “Who’s Afraid of Sunlight? Explaining Opposition to
Transparency in Economic Development”, Business and Politics 23(4): 474-491, (June 2021).
Donn Feir, Rachel L. Wellhausen, and Calvin Thrall, “Ownership and Trust in Banks: Evidence from the First Bank in an American Indian Nation”, American Economic Association: Papers and
Proceedings 111: 227-232, (May 2021).
Calvin Thrall, “Public-Private Governance Initiatives and Corporate Responses to Stakeholder
Complaints”, International Organization 75(3): 803-836, (April 2021).
Leslie Johns, Calvin Thrall, and Rachel L. Wellhausen, “Judicial Economy and Moving Bars in
International Investment Arbitration,” Review of International Organizations 15(4): 923-945, (July 2019).