Jeffrey F. Timmons

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Associate Professor of Political Science Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MSc in Economic History, London School of Economics, PhD in Political Science, University of California San Diego

A native of Denver, CO, I love to travel, food, sports, and the Nuggets and Broncos. I also happen to be viciously addicted to politics, economics, and international affairs - hence, my choice of professions. In September 2015, I joined NYUAD as an Associate Professor of Political Science; at NYUAD, I teach courses in political economy and international politics.

My research engages a variety of political economy topics, including public finance (taxes/spending), corporate political activity (lobbying), economic development, labor markets, and inequality. My main on-going projects examine the political geography of firms and the relationship between lobbying and appropriations; in addition, I continue to work on fiscal policy, human capital formation, and the mechanisms that generate fiscal accountability.

Before coming to NYUAD, I worked as an Associate Professor of Strategy at IE Business School in Spain, a Professor of Political Science at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), and a Visiting Assistant Professor at UCLA. I have been an external consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Andean Development Bank (CAF), and Harstad Strategic Research (polling for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign). Before graduate school, I worked as a journalist in Venezuela, covering politics, economics and a variety of industries, notably oil, mining, and finance. My primary employer was the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

In addition to the UAE, I have lived in the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, the UK, Brazil, and Spain.

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