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  1. Tim Büthe and Walter Mattli, New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy (2011), Princeton University Press  [abs].


  1. Büthe, T; Mattli, W, The new global rulers: The privatization of regulation in the world economy (February, 2011)  [abs].
  2. Büthe, T; Mattli, W, Assessing the IASB: Results of a Business Survey about International Financial Reporting Standards and IASB’s Operations, Accountability, and Responsiveness to Stakeholders (November, 2008), Duke University Center for International Studies and Oxford University Global Economic Governance Programme [standards]  [abs] [author's comments].
  3. Büthe, T; Swank, G, The Politics of Antitrust and Merger Review in the European Union: Institutional Change and Decisions from Messina to 2004 (December, 2006), CES Working Paper No.142. Cambridge, MA: Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University  [abs].
  4. Büthe, T; Witte, JM, Product Standards in Transatlantic Trade and Investment: Domestic and International Practices and Institutions, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Policy Report No.13.  (May, 2004), Washington: AICGS .
  5. Büthe, T, European Union and National Electorates: Explaining the Austrian Referendum on Joining the European Union (1995), Center for European Studies, Harvard University .

Chapters in Books

  1. Büthe, T, Institutionalization and Its Consequences: The Transnational Legal Order for Food Safety, in Transnational Legal Orders, edited by Halliday, T; Shaffer, G (2014 (forthcoming)), New York: Cambridge University Press  [abs].
  2. Büthe, T; Cheng, C, Private Transnational Governance of Economic Development: International Development Aid, in Handbook of Global Economic Governance, edited by Moschella, M; Weaver, C (2013), pp. 322-341, London: Routledge  [abs].
  3. Büthe, T, Beyond Supply and Demand: A Political-Economic Conceptual Model, in Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings, edited by Davis, K; Fisher, A; Kingsbury, B; Merry, SE (2012), pp. 29-51, Oxford University Press .
  4. Büthe, T; Harris, N, The Codex Alimentarius Commission: A Hybrid Public-Private Regulator, in Handbook on Transnational Governance: New Institutions and Innovations, edited by Hale, T; Held, D (2011), pp. 219-228, Polity Press .
  5. Büthe, T; Mattli, W, International Standards-Setting Bodies, in Oxford Handbook on Business and Government, edited by Coen, D; Wilson, G; Grant, W (2010), pp. 440-471, Oxford University Press .
  6. Büthe, T; Mattli, W, Standards for Global Markets: Domestic and International Institutions for Setting International Product Standards, in Handbook on Multi-Level Governance, edited by Enderlein, H; Wälti, S; Zürn, M (2010), pp. 455-476, Edward Elgar .
  7. Büthe, T, The Power of Norms; the Norms of Power: Who Governs International Electrical and Electronic Technology?, in Who Govern the Globe?, edited by Avant, DD; Finnemore, M; Sell, SK (2010), pp. 292-232, Cambridge University Press  [abs].
  8. Büthe, T; Milner, HV, Bilateral Investment Treaties and Foreign Direct Investment: A Political Analysis, in The Effect of Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment: Bilateral Investment Treaties, Double Taxation Treaties, and Investment Flows (May, 2009) [doi]  [abs].
  9. Tim Büthe and Helen V. Milner, Bilateral Investment Treaties and Foreign Direct Invest: A Political Analysis, in The Effect of Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment: Bilateral Investment Treaties, Double Taxation Treaties, and Investment Flows, edited by Karl P. Sauvant and Lisa E. Sachs.  (2009), pp. 171-224, Oxford University Press .
  10. Büthe, T, The Politics of Food Safety in the Age of Global Trade: The Codex Alimentarius Commission in the SPS-Agreement of the WTO, in Import Safety: Regulatory Governance in the Global Economy, edited by Coglianese, C; Finkel, A; Zaring, D (2009), pp. 88-109, University of Pennsylvania Press .
  11. Büthe, T, Technical Standards as Public and Club Goods? Financing the International Accounting Standards Board, in Voluntary Programs: A Club Theory Approach, edited by Potoski, M; Prakash, A (2009), pp. 157-179, MIT Press .
  12. Büthe, T, The Politics of Competition and Institutional Change in the European Union: The First 50 Years, in Making History: European Integration and Institutional Change at Fifty (The State of the European Union, vol.8), edited by Meunier, S; McNamara, KR (2007), pp. 175-194, Oxford University Press  [abs].

Journal Articles

  1. Büthe, T; Milner, HV, Institutional Diversity in Trade Agreements and Their Effect on Foreign Direct Investment: Credibility, Commitments, and Economic Flows in the Developing World, 1971-2007, World Politics, vol. 66 no. 1 (January, 2014), pp. 88-122  [abs].
  2. Büthe, T, Agent-Centric Historical Institutionalism as a Theory of Institutional Change: The Politics of Regulating Competition and Mergers in the European Union, 1955-2010, International Organization, vol. 68 (2014 (forthcoming))  [abs].
  3. Büthe, T; Major, S; Souza, ADME, The Politics of Private Foreign Aid: Humanitarian Principles, Economic Development Objectives, and Organizational Interests in NGO Private Aid Allocation, International organization, vol. 66 no. 04 (Fall, 2012), pp. 571-607 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Büthe, T, Global Private Politics: A Research Agenda, Business and Politics, vol. 12 no. 3 (October, 2010), pp. 1-26 [available here]  [abs].
  5. Büthe, T, Engineering Uncontestedness? The Origins and Institutional Development of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Business and Politics, vol. 12 no. 3 (October, 2010), pp. 1-64 [available here]  [abs].
  6. Büthe, T, Private Regulation in the Global Economy: A (P)Review, Business and Politics, vol. 12 no. 3 (October, 2010), pp. 1-40 [available here]  [abs] [author's comments].
  7. Büthe, T, The Evolution of Supranational Antitrust Enforcement and Control of Government Subsidies in the EU, New Global Law and Policy, vol. 2 no. 2 (July, 2009), pp. 181-206 .
  8. Büthe, T, The Globalization of Health and Safety Standards: Delegation of Regulatory Authority in the SPS-Agreement of the GATT 1994 (WTO) Treaty, Law and Contemporary Problems, vol. 71 no. 1 (Winter, 2008), pp. 219-255  [abs].
  9. Buthe, T; Milner, HV, The politics of foreign direct investment into developing countries: Increasing FDI through international trade agreements?, American Journal of Political Science, vol. 52 no. 4 (October, 2008), pp. 741-762 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs].
  10. Büthe, T, Politics and Institutions in the Regulation of Global Capital, Review of International Organizations, vol. 3 no. 2 (June, 2008), pp. 207-220  [abs].
  11. Buethe, T, Politics and institutions in the regulation of global capital: A review article, The Review of International Organizations, vol. 3 no. 2 (June, 2008), pp. 207-220 [doi] .
  12. Büthe, T; Mattli, W, Global Private Governance: Lessons from a National Model of Setting Standards in Accounting, Law and Contemporary Problems, vol. 68 no. 3/4 (Summer/Fall 2005) .
  13. Mattli, W; Buthe, T, Accountability in accounting? The politics of private rule-making in the public interest, Governance, vol. 18 no. 3 (July, 2005), pp. 399-429 [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
  14. Büthe, T, Governance through Private Authority? Non-State Actors in World Politics, Journal of International Affairs (New York), vol. 58 no. 1 (Fall, 2004), pp. 281-290 .
  15. Mattli, W; Büthe, T, Setting International Standards: Technological Rationality or Primacy of Power?, World Politics, vol. 57 no. 1 (October, 2003), pp. 1-42 .
  16. Buthe, T, Taking temporality seriously: Modeling history and the use of narratives as evidence, The American political science review, vol. 96 no. 3 (September, 2002), pp. 481-493 [Gateway.cgi] .

Book Reviews

  1. Büthe, T, Review of Randall W. Stone, Controlling Institutions: International Organizations and the Global Economy, Perspectives on Politics, vol. 11 no. 1 (March, 2013), pp. 282-284 .
  2. Büthe, T, Andrew Walter, ’Governing Finance: East Asia’s Adoption of International Standards’ (book review), Political Science Quarterly, vol. 124 no. 2 (Summer, 2009), pp. 376-379 .
  3. Büthe, T, [Review of] Darren G. Hawkins, David A. Lake, Daniel L. Nielson, and Michael J. Tierney, eds., Delegation and Agency in International Organizations, Perspectives on Politics, vol. 5 no. 4 (December, 2007), pp. 861-862 .
  4. Büthe, T, "European Integration, 1950-2003", Journal of Cold War Studies, vol. 7 no. 4 (Fall, 2005), pp. 166-168 .
  5. Büthe, T, Microcredit as a Development Strategy: A Review of Banker for the Poor, by Muhammad Yunus, Journal of International Affairs, vol. 53 no. 2 (Spring, 2000), pp. 741-745 .


  1. Büthe, T; Mattli, W, The Privatization of Regulation in Global Markets: Winners and Losers in the Private Governance of Financial and Product Markets, World Financial Review (September/October, 2011), pp. 66-69 .
  2. Büthe, T; Mattli, W, The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy, RegBlog: Regulatory News, Analysis, and Opinion (May 25, 2011) [regblog] .
  3. Büthe, T; Mattli, W, Mehr deutscher Einfluss auf die Bilanzierungsregeln?, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (May 30, 2011), pp. 14-14 .

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