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Andrew Lugg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Political Science
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Andrew D. Lugg is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University Nevada, Las Vegas. He is also a non-resident fellow at the World Trade Institute at the University of Bern in Switzerland. He holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from Lewis and Clark College, a master’s in international studies from Oklahoma State University, and doctoral degree in political science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Before joining UNLV, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the World Trade Institute, a Lecturer at the University of Maryland, and taught at DePauw University.

His teaching and research interests span international relations with a specific focus on international political economy and international organizations. He currently has three major research interests: 1) the evolution of formal international organizations; 2) the design and diffusion of trade and investment agreements; and 3) populist backlash against international institutions.  His research has been published in a range of 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 appeared in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage.

Expert Areas: International Political Economy, International Organizations, Global Governance, Quantitative Text Analysis.