Tom Pepinsky

I am an Associate Professor in the Government Department 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.

I have a special interest in Southeast Asia, and am a faculty affiliate of the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell (SEAP), co-convener 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).

For 2017-2020, I am the Treasurer of the American Political Science Association. For 2016-2019, I am a member of the Southeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies.

On this page, you may find my CV; information about 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 may be also interested in my blog. You can sign up for office hours here.

Contact Info

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