Dr. Rachel Epstein is Associate Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies where she is Director of the Masters of Arts in International Security and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Europe and the World. Her research and teaching focus on the relationship between the economy and security outcomes, international organizations and domestic compliance, the politics of finance, states in transition, and civil-military relations. Dr. Epstein’s current research focuses on the role of banks in the European debt and currency crises, the developmental prospects for the EU’s newest member states, and the consequences of both for Europe’s integration project. Her current book project is called Banking on Markets: The Transformation of Bank-State Ties in Europe and Beyond. Dr. Epstein has also served as a Jean Monnet Post-Doctoral Fellow at the European University Institute (2001-2) and as a Transatlantic Research Fellow there (2004-5).
In Pursuit of Liberalism: International Institutions in Postcommunist Europe, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press 2008).
International Influence beyond Conditionality: Postcommunist Europe after EU Enlargement, co-edited with Ulrich Sedelmeier (New York: Routledge, 2009).
Globalization and Transatlantic Security, with Pascal Vennesson (European University Institute, RSCAS 2006).
"When Do Foreign Banks 'Cut and Run'? Evidence from Western Bank Bail-Outs and East European Markets," Review of International Political Economy, on-line 9 September 2013, DOI: 10.1080/09692290.2013.824913.
"Uneven Integration: Economic and Monetary Union in Central and Eastern Europe," with Juliet Johnson. Journal of Common Market Studies 48, no. 5 (2010).
"The Social Context in Conditionality: Internationalizing Finance in Postcommunist Europe," for the special issue of Journal of European Public Policy entitled "Beyond Conditionality" 15, no. 6 (September 2008).
"Beyond Conditionality: International Institutions in Postcommunist Europe after Enlargement," with Ulrich Sedelmeier, an introduction for the special issue of Journal of European Public Policy entitled "Beyond Conditionality" 15, no. 6 (September 2008).
"Cultivating Consensus and Creating Conflict: International Institutions and the (De)Politicization of Economic Policy in Postcommunist Europe," Comparative Political Studies 39, no. 8 (October 2006).
"When Legacies Meet Policies: NATO and the Refashioning of Polish Military Tradition," East European Politics and Societies 20, no. 2 (Spring 2006).
"NATO Enlargement and the Spread of Democracy: Evidence and Expectations," Security Studies 14, no. 1 (January-March 2005).