Helen V. Milner

B.C. Forbes Professor of Public Affairs
Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
Director, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance

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Helen V. Milner is the B. C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and the director of the Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. She is currently also the chair of the Department of Politics. She has written extensively on issues related to international trade, the connections between domestic politics and foreign policy, globalization and regionalism, and the relationship between democracy and trade policy. Some of her writings include Interests, Institutions and Information: Domestic Politics and International Relations (1997), The Political Economy of Economic Regionalism (coedited with Edward Mansfield, 1997), Internationalization and Domestic Politics (coedited with Robert Keohane, 1996), Why the Move to Free Trade? Democracy and Trade Policy in the Developing Countries (International Organization 2005), Why Democracies Cooperate More: Electoral Control and International Trade Agreements (coauthored with Edward Mansfield and B. Peter Rosendorff, International Organization 2002), The Optimal Design of International Institutions: Why Escape Clauses are Essential (coauthored with B. Peter Rosendorff, International Organization. 2001). She is currently working on issues related to globalization and development, such as the political economy of foreign aid, the “digital divide” and the global diffusion of the internet, and the relationship between globalization and environmental policy.