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Barbara Koremenos

Faculty Associate


Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Professor, Department of Political Science


Ph.D. 1999 University of Chicago (Political Science)


Barbara Koremenos’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Barbara Koremenos’s Personal Website
Barbara Koremenos’s Google Scholar Profile



Professor Barbara Koremenos received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is now Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. She received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her research – the first such winner to study international relations and law. She has given seminars in the United States, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Latvia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Her award-winning book, The Continent of International Law: Explaining Agreement Design(Cambridge University Press 2016), focuses on how international law can be structured to make international cooperation most successful. She is currently serving on her second National Academies of Sciences panel, making policy recommendations based on her research.


Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
6565 Haven Hall, 505 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1045

Phone: 734–764–6134
Fax: 734–764–3522
Email: [email protected]

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Selected Publications

Please also see Barbara Koremenos’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Barbara Koremenos’s Google Scholar Profile

The Continent of International Law: Explaining Agreement Design, Cambridge University Press, 2016.

“The Role of State Leadership in the Incidence of International Cooperation,” Global Policy 6(3): 237–246, September 2015.

“What’s Left Out and Why? Informal Provisions within Formal International Law,” Review of International Organizations, Vol. 8, 2: 137-62, June 2013.

Koremenos, B., If Only Half of International Agreements Have Dispute Resolution Provisions, Which Half Needs Explaining? The journal of legal studies, 2007. 36(1): p. 189.

Koremenos, B., Contracting around International Uncertainty. The American Political Science Review, 2005. 99(4): p. 549.