Diana Stanescu

Diana Stanescu

Postdoctoral Fellow. PhD, Department of Political Science, Princeton University
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Research Project: Do Bureaucracy-Industry Ties Shape Trade Agreements? Evidence from Japan

Dr. Stanescu holds a B.A. in International Relations & Asian Studies from Mount Holyoke College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Princeton University. During 2018-2020 she was a Pre-Doctoral Exchange Scholar in the Department of Government at Harvard. Her research interests include international trade, regulation, and lobbying with a focus on Japan, using formal and quantitative methods. Her research addresses the overarching question of how the structure of foreign policy decision-making shapes international cooperation. Dr. Stanescu’s research project for the 2020–21 year is titled “Do Bureaucracy-Industry Ties Shape Trade Agreements? Evidence from Japan.”