Brian Burgoon is Professor of International and Comparative Political Economy at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He received his PhD from MIT in 1998 and has been on the UvA faculty since 2001, serving as Academic Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) at the UvA from 2014 till December 2020. Prior to joining the UvA faculty, he was on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Burgoon's research focuses on the politics of economic globalization; of welfare and labor-market policies and standards; and of how economic conditions influence political conflict. His teaching focuses on comparative and international political economy, international relations, general political science, and quantitative and qualitative research methods.