Meredith Wilf

Assistant Professor
3218 Posvar Hall
Curriculum vitae


  • PhD, Politics, Princeton University, 2014.
  • MA, Politics, Princeton University, 2010.
  • MBA, Finance, University of Rochester, 2006.
  • BA, Political Science, University of Rochester, 2005.


Meredith Wilf is an Assistant Professor with research and teaching interests in international political economy and international organizations.  Her research highlights how countries cooperate on issues of trade and financial regulation and how international organizations affect countries' economic policy choices.

Professor Wilf joined GSPIA after completing graduate studies in the Department of Politics at Princeton University.  She holds a BA in Political Science and an MBA in finance, both from the University of Rochester.  Meredith previously worked for two Fortune 1000 companies as an internal consultant.

Teaching and Research Areas

  • International Relations
  • International Political Economy
  • International Cooperation
  • International Organizations
  • Financial Regulation

Select Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles 

  • “Interdependence, Networks, and Public Preferences Over Financial Regulations” (with Stephen Chaudoin). Forthcoming.
  • “Joining the Club: Accession to the GATT/WTO” (with Christina L. Davis), 2017. Journal of Politics 79(3): 964–978
  • “Credibility and Distributional Effects of International Banking Regulations: Evidence from US Bank Stock Returns,” 2016. International Organization 70(4): 763–796

Book Chapters

  • “WTO Membership” (with Christina L. Davis), 2015. In Lisa L. Martin, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the Political Economy of International Trade. New York: Oxford University Press

Professional Service


  • Financial Crises 
  • Global Governance
  • International Economic Organizations 
  • Political Economy of the International Financial System 


Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260