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Sarah B. Bermeo, Associate Professor  

Office Location: 268 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: +1 919 613 7349
Duke Box: 90245
Email Address: sarah.bermeo@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.sarahbermeo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Bermeo_cv1.pdf
Web Page: http://www.sarahbermeo.com

Areas of Expertise

  • International
    • Global Governance
    • Globalization
    • International Development
    • U.S. Foreign Policy

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2008
M.A., Princeton University, 2006
M.P.A., Princeton University, 2001
B.A., University of Rochester, 1997

Research Categories: International Relations, International Political Economy, Relations between Industrialized and Developing Countries, Foreign Aid, Preferntial Trade Agreements, World Trade Organization, Climate Change Funding

Research Description: My research focuses on the evolving nature of relations between industrialized and developing countries. In particular, I focus on the increasing role of underdevelopment as an international security concern. I have written on foreign aid, trade, and climate change as they relate to these broader issues.

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. S.B. Bermeo. "Aid is Not Oil: Donor Utility, Heterogeneous Aid, and the Aid-Democratization Relationship." International Organization (forthcoming). [PDF[abs]
  2. Bermeo, SB; Leblang, D. "Migration and Foreign Aid." International Organization 69.3 (May, 2015): 627-657. (Forthcoming, International Organization) [doi]  [abs]
  3. Bermeo, SB. "Foreign Aid and Regime Change: A Role for Donor Intent." World Development 39.11 (November, 2011): 2021-2031. [S0305750X1100194X], [doi]  [abs]
  4. Davis, CL; Bermeo, SB. "Who files? Developing country participation in GATT/WTO adjudication." Journal of Politics 71.3 (July, 2009): 1033-1049. [displayFulltext], [doi]  [abs]
  5. S.B. Bermeo, David Leblang, Dustin Tingley. "Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: How Donor Partisanship Shapes the Allocation of Foreign Aid."   (2011). [PDF[abs]
  6. Bermeo, SB. "Development and Strategy: Aid Allocation in an Interdependent World." (September, 2010).  [abs]
  7. S. Bermeo. "A $100 Billion Myth: Lessons for Climate Change Assistance from Sixty Years of ODA."   (February, 2011). [PDF[abs]

Curriculum Vitae

Sarah Bermeo is a political economist and associate professor of public policy and political science in the Sanford School at Duke University and Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) in the Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) program. Her research lies at the intersection of international relations and development, with a particular focus on relations between industrialized and developing countries. She has published multiple articles on foreign aid, with additional work examining trade agreements and migration. Her book, Targeted Development: Industrialized Country Strategy in a Globalizing World (Oxford, 2018) demonstrates that the desire to limit negative spillovers associated with underdevelopment leads industrialized states to allocate foreign aid, trade agreements, and climate finance across developing countries in a development-oriented, but also self-interested, manner. Her work has appeared in International Organization, Journal of Politics, and World Development. Her article, “Aid is Not Oil,” received the 2016 Robert O. Keohane Award from International Organization.

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