Sarah Bauerle Danzman, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. In 2019-2020, She is on leave as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow. Supported by this fellowship, she is working in the U.S. Department of State as a Policy Advisor and CFIUS & Foreign Investment Security Staff member in the Office of Investment Affairs. In 2014-2015 she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.
Dr. Bauerle Danzman's primary field of interest is the political economy of international investment and finance. She researches how domestic and multinational firms influence and adapt to investment regulation, and how rules governing capital shape global networks of ownership and production. Her forthcoming book, Merging Interests: When Domestic Firms Shape FDI Policy, examines how changes in global and local credit conditions affect local firms’ policy preferences over regulation of foreign investors, and explores how firms leverage their power resources to influence regulatory structures. She finds governments are more likely to liberalize investment laws and to conclude international investment treaties when local firms lose preferential access to subsidized credit, and that prominent local firms push for policy liberalization under these circumstances. Evidence includes cross-national quantitative analysis of domestic investment law and international investment agreements and comparative casework drawn from news archives in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Dr. Bauerle Danzman received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also earned a M.A. She is a graduate of Villanova University and holds a B.A. in Honors Studies (Political Science, Economics, and Environmental Studies). Before returning to graduate school, Dr. Bauerle Danzman worked for three years as a technical analyst for Citigroup Smith Barney (Series 6 and 63 designations). She also worked as a research intern for the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development, a research center at the INCAE Business School in Alajuela, Costa Rica.