I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 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.
My dissertation explores the political economic origins and diffusion of government-initiated public banks ("G-Pubs"). As part of this work, I constructed an original dataset of G-Pub formation, which features over 1,200 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 regime types in financial integration and financial crisis diffusion, and the global governance of illicit finance.
I can be reached at devincr [at] unc [dot] edu.