Joseph J. Ruggiero

Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University

About Curriculum vitae

I study the political economy of conflict, with a substantive focus on causes of international war. I am especially interested in understanding how features of the international system can affect war propensity. My work primarily uses game theory, network analysis, and structural estimation.

Education and teaching


Preventive War and Sovereign Debt (w/ Colin Krainin, Kris Ramsay, & Bella Wang)

Conflict Management and Peace Science, 39(5):487-519, 2022.

Preprint      Supplement


Working papers

Bargaining, War, and Cooperation in the Long Run


Some for the Price of One: Vote Buying on a Network (w/ Perry Carter)


Work in progress

Economic Growth in the Shadow of Power

Nation Persuasion: Political Regimes Under Influence