Tom Pepinsky

I am Tisch University Professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University and a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.

I study the interaction of political and economic systems, mostly in emerging market economies. I am also interested in how we construct explanations and make inferences in the social sciences. You can read my CV here.

I have a special interest in Southeast Asia, and am a faculty affiliate and Interim Director (Spring 2020) of the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell (SEAP), co-founder and member of the Executive Board of the Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG), and past president of the American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS).

I am also a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Analytical Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS). And for 2017-2020, I am the Treasurer of the American Political Science Association.

This page has links to my research, including papers and presentation slides, replication materials, and a list of current and past collaborators; and syllabi and other information on the courses that I teach. You might also be interested in my blog. Sign up for office hours here.

Contact Info

Department of Government
Cornell University
322 White Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853