Michael Allen is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Jackson School of Global Affairs and Department of Political Science at Yale University. He received his PhD in Government from Cornell University. His research interests span international law and political economy, with a focus on the politics of global economic governance. In his current research, he studies how the growth of international commercial arbitration influences domestic legal development and the power of countries to regulate foreign commerce. He also has ongoing research projects in related areas including the evolution of the international arbitration profession, anti-bribery law, and global competition law.