Julia Gray is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in international relations with a focus on international political economy.  She received a PhD in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles; an MSc with distinction in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics; and a BA summa cum laude from Amherst College.  Her research centers on international economic relations and economic organizations in emerging markets. Specifically, she focuses on international organizations and reputations, and on how and whether states and bureacracies in international agreements implement their mandates. Her book The Company States Keep: International Economic Organizations and Investor Perceptions in Emerging Markets  was published in 2013 by Cambridge University Press and was awarded the 2013 Lepgold Book Prize for the best book published in international relations. In 2013-2014, she was a visiting scholar at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. She is currently working on a second book manuscript on implementation and adaptation in international economic organizations over time.

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