I study the political economy of finance from an international, comparative, and historical perspective. Broadly, I am interested in the political constitution and governance of financial markets and employ both quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches.
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Asheville's Department of Political Science. I received my PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2023.
My core research agenda examines the origins and diffusion of government-initiated public banks ("G-Pubs"). I constructed an original dataset of G-Pub formation, which includes over 1,300 G-Pubs and spans the period 1401-2021. In additional research projects, I explore the relationship between public banks and climate-related finance, the role of democratic institutions in financial integration and financial crisis diffusion, and the global governance of illicit finance.
I value extending my research background and training through partnerships with impact-oriented and practitioner-facing organizations, especially those focused on green and community-based finance. I have worked with the The Democracy Collaborative and currently assist in projects with the Municipal Services Project and Coalition for Green Capital.
I can be reached at dcaseruc [at] unca [dot] edu.