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 the political economy of conflict, with special interest in systemic causes of international war. My research typically uses game theory, quantitative methods, and networks.


Preventive War and Sovereign Debt

with Colin Krainin, Kristopher Ramsay, and Bella Wang

Conflict Management and Peace Science, 2022


Working papers

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

Job Market Paper


Bargaining, War, and Cooperation in the Long Run

(Under Review)


Some for the Price of One: Targeted Redistribution and Social Structure

with Perry Carter (Under Review)


Work in progress

Economic Growth in the Shadow of Power

Economic Origins of Autocratic War and Peace: The Role of Tycoons

with Roya Talibova

Incentives for Conflict in Interdependent Systems

Leveraging Armageddon: Nuclear Weapons in Crisis Bargaining

with Perry Carter