James D. Morrow

University of Michigan


Morrow's research addresses theories of international politics, both the logical development and empirical testing of such theories. He is best known for pioneering the application of non-cooperative game theory, drawn from economics, to international politics. His published work covers crisis bargaining, the causes of war, military alliances, arms races, power transition theory, links between international trade and conflict, the role of international institutions, and domestic politics and foreign policy. Morrow's current research addresses the role of selection institutions on domestic and foreign policy and the effects of norms on international politics. The latter project examines the laws of war in detail as an example of such norms. Morrow received the Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association in 1994. He is a member of the editorial boards of the American Political Science Review, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Politics, and Political Science Quarterly. He served on the National Science Foundation Advisory Panel for Political Science from 1995-1997.