Yoram Haftel

    Email Address: yhaftel@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Political Science
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 1108 C BSB Phone: 312 996 8778
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/~yhaftel
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My research explores topics related to international political economy. I am most interested in the role international institutions – such as regional economic organizations and investment treaties – play in the promotion of international cooperation, especially in the developing world. I am currently working on two projects in these areas. In one project, I examine the link between international trade and the design of regional economic organizations. In another project, I study the politics surrounding the ratification of bilateral investment treaties.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Students should have a gpa of 3.5 or higher; POLS 283 under their belt with a B grade or higher; political science majors are preferred.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    In the first project, students are expected to collect and analyze information on the activities and institutions of regional economic organizations in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

    In the second project, students are expected to collect data on investment treaty ratification dates around the world and analyze the text of these treaties.

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