Joseph J. Ruggiero

Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University


I use formal theory and empirical methods to study international politics and political economy. I'm broadly interested in applied game theory and structural estimation methods, with my dissertation focusing on dynamic models of conflict. I'm also interested in studying international relations with models of strategic information transmission and games on networks.

Curriculum vitae

Working papers (files coming soon)

Bargaining, War, and Cooperation in the Long Run

Economic Growth in the Shadow of Power

Nation Persuasion: Political Regimes Under Influence

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


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

Conflict Management and Peace Science, 2021

Working paper version, supplementary appendix