David Leblang is Professor and Chair of the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. A graduate of Florida State University, David received his PhD from Vanderbilt University. 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).