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Faculty Profile - Timothy W. Taylor

Timothy W. Taylor, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of International Relations

On Faculty since 2016
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Timothy Taylor is a professor of politics and international relations at Wheaton College, where he enjoys teaching classes that range from International Political Economy to East Asian Politics. His research, which includes the effects of foreign trade agreements upon national elections, has been published in both academic journals, as well as outlets such as Christianity Today and the Huffington Post. Taylor was awarded the Rothchild Memorial Research Award, and in 2015, was appointed as a fellow at Ateneo de Manila University’s Center for Asian Studies. He earned his MA and PhD from the University of California, Davis, where he was a Bilinski Fellow from 2015-2016. After living and traveling abroad, Taylor and his wife now reside in Wheaton, IL with their four children. If he had spare time, he would enjoy fishing, hiking, and exploring the outdoors.

University of California, Davis
Ph.D., Political Science, 2016

University of California, Davis
M.A., Political Science, 2013

Taylor University
B.S., Social Science Education, 2007

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • American Political Science Association: member
  • Midwest Political Science Association: member
  • Peace Science Society: member
  • Christians in Political Science: member

Electoral Rules and Foreign Trade: The Politicization of Trade Policy in Election Manifestos.
Western Political Science Association, San Diego, CA

Preferences and Partisanship: Party Cues and Attitudes on Foreign Trade
Western Political Science Association, San Diego, CA

Foreign Aid and Civic Participation: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines and United States
American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA

Similar Partners, Quiet Agreements: An Experimental Test of Factor Endowments and Trade Salience
Presented at the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA

Experimental Evidence of Crowding Out Effects in Charitable Giving
With Christopher P. Donnelly and Nathan J. Rexford, Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago IL

Complexity and Welfare Effects of Multilateral Trade Agreements: Determinants of the Electoral Salience of Foreign Trade in Domestic Elections
With Heather Elko McKibben. Presented at the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C.

When Foreign Trade Matters: The Salience of Trade Proposals in the U.S. Congress, 1997-2012
Presented at the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C.

Electoral Vulnerability and International Conflict
Presented at the Southern California Comparative Political Institutions Conference, University of California, Riverside, CA

  • IR 379 International Political Economy
  • IR 155 Comparative Politics
  • PSCI 215 Political Research

Professor Taylor's main areas of research are in international political economy with a specialization in how domestic political institutions affect foreign trade policy.

Works in Progress

  • "Two of a Kind: Labor-to-Capital Ratios and the Salience of Trade Policy." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 17, 2015), Chicago, Illinois.
  • “When Foreign Trade Matters: The Salience of Foreign Trade Proposals in the U.S. Congress, 1997-2012.” Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association (April 6, 2014) and the American Political Science Association (August 29, 2014).
  • "Foreign Aid and Civic Engagement: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines and United States," with Gabriella R. Montinola. Presented at the American Political Science Association (September 3, 2015), San Francisco.
  • “Gambling for Gains: Electoral Vulnerability and International Conflict.” Presented at the Southern California Comparative Political Institutions conference (May 3, 2013), University of California, Riverside.
  • "When Regimes Negotiate: Democracy and Making Complicated Trade Agreements," with Heather Elko McKibben.

Voluntary International Migration., Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations
Money, Jeannette and Timothy W. Taylor, 2016

The Electoral Salience of Trade Policy: Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Welfare and Complexity., International Interactions
Taylor, Timothy W., 2015