Frederick Chen

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: International Relations


Research Interests:

International security; Political economy; Regime type; Public opinion


Frederick Chen is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research lies in the interactions between economy and security as well as the intersection of domestic politics and international relations. The topics on which he has published or is currently working include international conflict, trade, regime type, and public opinion. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in The Journal of Politics and Conflict Management and Peace Science.

Frederick received his M.A. in International Relations from Peking University (2016) and B.A. in International Politics (with Distinction) from Tsinghua University (2013). Prior to coming to the University of Wisconsin–Madison, he was a visiting graduate student in the Department of Political Science at Yale University and at the University of Alberta.


Economic Shocks, Domestic Politics, and Foreign Policies