Carnegie Mellon University

Daniel Hansen

Daniel Hansen

Lecturer, Institute for Politics and Strategy

  • Posner Hall 382B
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Daniel Hansen is a Lecturer in the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University. He served in the US Marine Corps Reserves from 2005 to 2012. He earned his BS in Political Science from Arizona State University with a focus on international and Arabic studies.  He earned his PhD from Michigan State University in 2018.

Specializing in International Political Economy, his current research examines how national exposure to the world economy impacts both security and economic development outcomes. In particular, he examines how international economic vulnerability can enhance the success of economic statecraft, both in terms of the success against target states but also in terms of the positive externalities these generate for neighboring countries. Other research reexamines common arguments regarding the role of financial markets and political institutions on fiscal policy sustainability, potential negative consequences of central bank independence (on inflation and financial stability), and the ability of voters to punish elected leaders for harmful economic policies.