Barbara Koremenos

Research Faculty


Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science


Ph.D. 1999 University of Chicago (Political Science)


Barbara Koremenos’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Barbara Koremenos’s Personal Website

Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
6565 Haven Hall, 505 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1045

Phone: 734–764–6134
Fax: 734–764–3522

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Professor Koremenos draws on her economics background and her interest in politics and goes around arguing that international agreements and institutions are consequential and their specific design features are, in great part, what make them stable and hence consequential. She uses economic methodology to show that their features vary in systematic and important ways and are deserving of focused research. Like scholars in international law, she takes seriously the actual provisions and details of international agreements and organizations. However, she goes beyond the descriptive work that characterizes much of international law to show theoretically that the careful choice of these provisions makes international cooperation both more likely and more robust.

Selected publications. Please also see Barbara Koremenos’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)...

Koremenos, B., If Only Half of International Agreements Have Dispute Resolution Provisions, Which Half Needs Explaining? The journal of legal studies, 2007. 36(1): p. 189.

Koremenos, B., Contracting around International Uncertainty. The American Political Science Review, 2005. 99(4): p. 549.

Koremenos, B., Leadership and Bureaucracy. Rationality and society, 2005. 17(1): p. 35.

Koremenos, B., Can cooperation survive changes in bargaining power? The case of coffee. The journal of legal studies, 2002. 31(S1): p. S259.