Andrew Lugg is a Postdoctoral researcher working on the SNF project on Trade and Democracy (TRADEM) at the World Trade Institute (WTI) under the supervision of Professor Manfred Elsig. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Maryland, as well as a Master’s in Trade and Development from Oklahoma State University, and a Bachelor’s in International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College. Prior to joining the WTI, he was a postdoctoral scholar and assistant professor at DePauw University.
Beyond the relationship between trade and democracy, Andrew’s research also addresses the evolution of international organizations, bilateral investment treaties (BITs), computational text analysis, and the political economy of cooperation in post-conflict settings. His book manuscript, “Recontracting Global Governance”, develops a new framework for understanding how international organizations adapt as their memberships change over time. His work has been published in academic journals including The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Research and Politics, The Journal of International Economic Law, and Global Policy. He has also co-authored reports for the World Bank, USAID, and the European Parliament, and his work has been featured in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage.