Patrick Wagner

Wagner, Patrick

PhD candidate

Patrick Wagner is currently a PhD candidate at the World Trade Institute and works as part of the BRICS Globalization and Labour Protections project. He graduated magna cum laude from University of California, Davis with a Bachelor’s in International Relations and recently finished a Master’s degree with Distinction in International Public Policy from University College London. Patrick’s research has so far focused on the effects of democratic institutional variation on electoral competition and personnel strategies and, most recently, electoral system variation and international trade policy outcomes.

Some of Patrick’s areas of theoretical and empirical interest are (though certainly are not limited to) the policy and distributional effects of democratic institutions, the subnational causes and effects of international trade and investment policies, modern monetary theory, and the causes of popular perceptions of redistributive and other economic policies.