David Leblang is Professor and Chair of the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. His work is in the area of international political economy with a focus on global migration, capital flows and financial markets. A specialist in political economy, Leblang has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, The Directorate of Finance and Economics of the European Commission, and the Department of Defense. He is co-author of Democratic Politics and Financial Markets: Pricing Politics (2006) and more than thirty journal articles in publications including The American Political Science Review, The American Journal of Politics, International Organization, Economics and Politics, and the Journal of International Money and Finance. A graduate of Florida State University, David received his PhD from Vanderbilt University. Prior to arriving at the University of Virginia he taught at the College of William and Mary, the University of North Texas and the University of Colorado.