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Rachel Epstein, Associate Professor

Josef Korbel School professor Rachel Epstein

Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Europe and the World
Affiliated with the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy

Email: repstein@du.edu

Phone: 303-871-3843

Office: 203 Ben M. Cherrington Hall
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
2201 S. Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208

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Education

  • PhD, Cornell University
  • MA, Cornell University
  • AB, Stanford University

Research and Expertise

International organizations and domestic compliance; postcommunist transition; enlargement of the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; European integration; financial sector reform in transition societies; defense industry restructuring and national defense procurement policies.

Professional Profile

  • Associate Professor of International Political Economy and European Politics, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (2002-present)
  • Transatlantic Research Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute (2004-2005)
  • Expert Advisor on the Review of the Framework for Relations between the European Union and the United States (2005)
  • Jean Monnet Post-Doctoral Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute (2001-2002)
  • Rapporteur, Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, Carnegie Corporation of New York (1994-1997)
  • Research Assistant, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC (1993-1994)

Recent Publications

Epstein, R. (2014). Assets or liabilities? The politics of bank ownership. Review of International Political Economy, 21(4), 765-789. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2014.912990

  • Editor of Special Issue of Review of International Political Economy, 21(4), Assets or Liabilities? Banks and the Politics of Foreign Ownership versus National Control. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rrip20/21/4

Epstein, R. & Jacoby, W. (2014). Eastern enlargement ten years on: Transcending the East–West divide? Journal of Common Market Studies, 52(1), 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12089

Epstein, R. (2014). Overcoming 'economic backwardness' in the European Union. Journal of Common Market Studies, 52(1), 17-34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12078

Epstein, R. (2013). When do foreign banks 'cut and run'? Evidence from west European bailouts and east European markets. Review of International Political Economyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2013.824913

Epstein, R. (2013). Central and East European Bank responses to the financial crisis: Do domestic banks perform better in a crisis than their foreign-owned counterparts? Europe-Asia Studies, 65(3), 528-547.

Epstein, R. and Johnson, J. (2010). Uneven integration: Economic and monetary union in Central and Eastern Europe. Journal of Common Market Studies, 48(5), 1235 - 1258.

Epstein, R. & Sedelmeier, U. (Eds.). (2009). International influence beyond conditionality: Postcommunist Europe after EU enlargement. Routledge.

Epstein, R. (2008). In pursuit of liberalism: International institutions in postcommunist Europe. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Epstein, R. (2008). The social context in conditionality: Internationalizing finance in postcommunist Europe. Journal of European Public Policy, 15(6), 880-898.

Epstein, R. & Sedelmeier, U. (2008). Beyond conditionality: International institutions in postcommunist Europe after enlargement. Journal of European Public Policy, 15(6), 795-805.

Courses

  • INTS 4324: Introduction to International Political Economy
  • INTS 4327: Advanced Issues in International Political Economy
  • INTS 4401: The Historical Origins of the European East-West Divide
  • INTS 4403: The Politics of Postcommunist Transition and European Integration
  • INTS 3701: The Political Economy of the European Union