Focus areas: Financial regulation and risk analysis, big data and computational social sciences
On Leave for the 2023-2024 Academic Year
Sharyn O'Halloran is the George Blumenthal Professor of Political Economy and Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York City. A political scientist and economist by training, O’Halloran has written extensively on issues related to the political economy of international trade and finance, regulation and institutional reform, economic growth and democratic transitions, and the political representation of minorities.
O’Halloran received a BA degree in economics and political science from University of California, San Diego. O’Halloran then went on to receive her MA and PhD, also from University of California, San Diego. And a MS in Enterprise Risk Management from Columbia University. Her work focuses on formal and quantitative methods and their application to politics, economics, and public policy.
Her publications include Politics, Process and American Trade Policy (University of Michigan Press), Delegating Powers (Cambridge University Press), The Future of the Voting Rights Act (Russell Sage Foundation), as well as numerous journal articles on administrative procedures and agency design, with application to U.S. trade and financial regulatory policy, including those published in the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, International Organization, Yale Law Journal, NYU Law Journal, and the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization.
- MS, Columbia University
- PhD, University of California, San Diego
- MA, University of California, San Diego
- BA, University of California, San Diego
Honors and Awards
Global Policy Initiative, Columbia University
Research And Publications
Columbia University Press
Designing Democratic Government: Making Institutions Work
Russell Sage Foundation
In The Media
Sharyn O’Halloran says Africa and the Middle East may be especially impacted by disruptions to the international grain market stemming from the Russia-Ukraine war.
Sharyn O’Halloran comments on the possible outcomes for the Russian economy after the sanctions.
"We don't have that many trade relations with Russia, we don't get our gas from Russia. However, we do trade with people who do get gas from Russia who will have to deal with an economic slowdown," Sharyn O'Halloran comments.
Sharyn O'Halloran speaks on the risks in economy that may accompany the Delta variant.
Sharyn O'Halloran comments on China’s economic slowdown.