Joseph J. Ruggiero

Ph.D. Candidate at Princeton University

About Curriculum vitae

I am a Ph.D. Candidate at Princeton University and a graduate student fellow in the Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science. I study political economy and conflict, with special interest in systemic causes of international war. My research typically involves game theory and structural estimation, as well as social and economic networks.


Preventive War and Sovereign Debt (w/ C. Krainin, K. Ramsay, & B. Wang)

Conflict Management and Peace Science, 2022


Working papers

Bargaining, War, and Cooperation in the Long Run


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


What Makes a World War? Economic Networks and Distributions of Power


Work in progress

Economic Growth in the Shadow of Power

Economic Origins of Autocratic Peace: The Role of Tycoons (w/ R. Talibova)

Leveraging Armageddon: Nuclear Weapons in Crisis Bargaining (w/ P. Carter)