Michael Sampson is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Institute of Political Science. He teaches on international political economy and his research focuses primarily on the strategic and distributional consequences of trade contracts and international agreements more generally.
He received his DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford and is a former Procter Fellow at Princeton University and a former Fulbright Scholar. He also holds an MPhil (with distinction) in International Relations from the University of Oxford. Before coming to Leiden he was a college lecturer in international relations at University College and Hertford College, Oxford.
Michael Sampson is available to supervise PhD students and invites PhD research proposals in the areas of:
- International Political Economy
- International Institutions
- International Relations Theory
See for more information on PhD positions:
- Sampson M.D. & Wang J. (2022), China’s Multi-Front Institutional Strategies in International Development Finance, The Chinese Journal of International Politics 15(4): 374–394.
- Wang J. & Sampson M.D. (2021), China’s approach to global economic governance: From the WTO to the AIIB , Chatham House : 1-18.
- Sampson M.D. (2021), Creating unfinished institutions: power trajectory and the consequences of incomplete trade agreements, International Politics : 1-21.
- Sampson M.D. (2021), The downstream implications of the EU-China investment agreement: lessons from trade, Balsillie Papers 3(5): .
- Sampson M.D., Wang J. & Mosquera Valderrama I.J. (2021), Trade, tax, and development finance: understanding China’s choice of BRI agreements and institutions. In: Schneider F. (Ed.) Global Perspectives on China's Belt and Road Initiative: Asserting Agency through Regional Connectivity. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 59-94.
- Sampson M.D. (2020), Expanding Influence: China’s Evolving Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific, The Diplomat (63).
- Sampson M.D. Wang J. (2020), China in global economic governance- motivations, strategies and approaches.
- Sampson M.D. (2020), The evolution of China’s regional trade agreements: power dynamics and the future of the Asia-Pacific, The Pacific Review 33(6).
- Sampson M., Dai X. & Snidal D. (2017), International Cooperation Theory and International Institutions. In: The International Studies Association Compendium (Ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International. Oxford: Blackwell. 1-34.
- Sampson M.D. (2015), From Competition to Partnership: The Lessons of Anglo-American Cooperation in Central America during the 19th Century, International Affairs Review XXIII(3): 28-47.
- Sampson M.D. & Snidal D. (2015), Interstate Cooperation Theory and International Institutions. In: James P. (Ed.) International Relations, Oxford Bibliographies..
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