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Krzysztof Pelc

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Georgetown University


Research Interests

Political Economy
International Trade
World Trade Organization
International Economic Law

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• Johns, Leslie and Krzysztof Pelc. “Fear of Crowds in WTO Disputes: Why Don't More Countries Participate?” Journal of Politics. Forthcoming.  Replication Materials.

• Kucik, Jeffrey and Krzysztof Pelc. "Over-Commitment and Backsliding in International Trade". European Journal of Political Research. Forthcoming.

• Kucik, Jeffrey and Krzysztof Pelc. "Measuring the Cost of Privacy: A Look at the Distributional Effects of Private Bargaining". British Journal of Political ScienceForthcoming.

• Chaudoin, Stephen, Jeffrey Kucik and Krzysztof Pelc. "Do WTO Disputes Actually Increase Trade?" International Studies QuarterlyForthcoming.

• Davis, Christina and Krzysztof Pelc. “Cooperation in Hard Times: Self-Restraint of Trade Protection”. Journal of Conflict Resolution. Forthcoming.  Replication Materials.

• Pelc, Krzysztof and Johannes Urpelainen. 2015. “When Do International Economic Agreements Allow Countries to Pay to Breach?". Review of International Organizations. 10(2):231-264

• Pelc, Krzysztof. 2014. “The Politics of Precedent in International Law: A Social Network Application”American Political Science Review 108(3): 547-564.

• Johns, Leslie and Krzysztof Pelc. 2014. “Who Gets to Be in the Room? Manipulating Participation in WTO Disputes.”  International Organization68(3): 663-699.

• Busch, Marc and Krzysztof Pelc. 2014. "Law, Politics, and the True Cost of Protectionism: The Choice of Trade Remedies or Binding Overhang." World Trade Review 13(1):39-64.

• Pelc, Krzysztof. 2013. "Googling the WTO: What Search Engine Data Tell Us About the Political Economy of InstitutionsInternational Organization, 67(3): 629-655.

• Pelc, Krzysztof. 2013. “The Cost of Wiggle-Room: Considering the Welfare Effects of Flexibility in Tariff Rates at the WTO”International Studies Quarterly, 57: 91-102.

• Pelc, Krzysztof. 2011. “Why do Some Countries Get Better WTO Accession Terms than Others?” International Organization 65(4): 639-672.

• Pelc, Krzysztof. 2011. “How States Ration Flexibility: Tariffs, Remedies, and Exchange Rates as Policy Substitutes”. World Politics 63(4): 618-646.

• Pelc, Krzysztof. 2010. “Why Do We Not See More Efficient Breach at the WTO?”, 2010. World Trade Review 9(4): 629-642.  (Winner of the 2009 Cambridge University Press Prize for International Economic Law)

• Pelc, Krzysztof. 2010. “Constraining Coercion? Legitimacy and Its Role in U.S. Trade Policy, 1975-2000”. International Organization 64(1): 65-96.

• Busch, Marc and Krzysztof Pelc. 2010. “The Politics of Judicial Economy at the World Trade Organization”. International Organization 64(2): 257-279.

• Pelc, Andrzej and Krzysztof Pelc. 2009. “Same Game, New Tricks: Recognizing Good Strategies in the Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma”Journal of Conflict Resolution 53(5): 774-793.

• Busch, Marc and Krzysztof Pelc. 2009. “Does the WTO Need a Permanent Body of Panelists? Journal of International Economic Law 12(3): 579-594.

• Pelc, Krzysztof. 2009. “Seeking Escape: Escape Clauses in International Trade Agreements”. International Studies Quarterly 53 (2): 349-368.

 Book Chapters

• Pelc, Krzysztof. Forthcoming. “The Welfare Implications of Precedent in International Law", in Establishing International Authority in International Law, edited by Joanna Jemielniak, Laura Nielsen and Henrik Palmer Olsen. Cambridge University Press.

• Pelc, Krzysztof. Forthcoming. “What Would EH Carr Say? How International Institutions Address Political Change", in Accommodating Rising Powers, edited by T.V. Paul. Cambridge University Press.

• Busch, Marc and Krzysztof Pelc. 2015. “Dispute Settlement in the WTO", in The Oxford Handbook of the Political Economy of International Trade, edited by Lisa Martin. Oxford University Press.

• Busch, Marc and Krzysztof Pelc. 2011. “Ruling Not to Rule: The Use of Judicial Economy at the WTO”. in: The Politics of International Economic Law, edited by Broude et al. Cambridge University Press.

Working Papers

• "Words Matter: How International Courts Handle Political Controversy". (with Marc Busch). Presented at: IO Judicialization of IR Workshop, Northwestern University.

• “Free-Riding on Enforcement in the WTO” (with Leslie Johns). Under Review.

• “Who Holds Influence Over WTO Jurisprudence?” (with Mark Daku). Working paper. Presented at APSA 2015.