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Scholarly Interest Report
Songying Fang
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Political Science
  • B.S. Engineering (1990) University of Science and Technology, Beijing
  • M.A. Economics (1996) Renmin University of China
  • Ph.D. Political Science (2006) University of Rochester
  • M.A. Economics (2000) Binghamton University, SUNY, New York
Primary Department
   Department of Political Science
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Professional Memberships

American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, International Studies Association, Peace Science Society 

Selected Publications
 Refereed articles

Barnett, Michael, Songying Fang and Christoph Zuercher. 2014. “Compromised Peacebuilding” International Studies Quarterly. Forthcoming. 


Chiba, Daina and Songying Fang. 2014. “Institutional Opposition, Regime Accountability, and International Conflict” Journal of Politics. Forthcoming.


Fang, Songying. 2008. “The Informational Role of International Institutions and Domestic Politics.” American Journal of Political Science 52(2):304-321. 


Fang, Songying and Erica Owen. 2011. “International Institutions and Credible Commitment of Nondemocracies.” Review of International Organizations 6:141-162.


Fang, Songying and Kristopher W. Ramsay. 2010. “Outside Options and Burden-sharing in Nonbinding Alliances” Political Research Quarterly 63(2):188-202.


Fang, Songying and Randall Stone. 2012. “International Organizations as Policy Advisors.” International Organization 66 (4): 537-569.


Fang, Songying, Amy Jaffe and Ted Temzelides. 2014. “New Alignments? The Geopolitics of Gas and Oil Cartels and the Changing Middle East" Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy. Vol 3 (1).


Fang, Songying, Jesse C. Johnson and Ashley Leeds. 2014. “To Concede or To Resist: The Restraining Effect of Military Alliances.” International Organization. Forthcoming. 


Fang, Songying. 2010. “The Strategic Use of International Institutions in Dispute Settlement” Quarterly Journal of Political Science 5(2):107-131.


“Mixed Signals: Crisis Lending and Capital Market” (with Chapman, Li, and Stone) Revise & Resubmit at British Journal of Political Science 


Book Translation: Modern Business Cycle Theory (Edited by Robert Barro, Harvard Press 1989) The Commercial Press (China 1997). Translation to be reprinted in 2014-2015. 


Book(Co-authored with two others): Market Economy and Government Intervention. The Commercial Press (China 1998) 


“The Will of the Majority: The Rule of Four on the United States Supreme Court” (with Tim Johnson and Jason Roberts) 

 Seminar Speaker

"2004 California Institute of Technology (Nov) ."


"2004 Texas A&M College Station (Oct) ."


"2004 UNC - Chapel Hill (Nov) ."


"2004 University of Minnesota (Nov) ."


"2006 University of Wisconsin-Madison (Feb) ."


"2007 Princeton University IR Seminar (Nov) ."


"2007 Rice University (Oct) ."


"2008 Conference on International Political Economy and China, Peking University (Dec) ."


"2008 Fudan University (Dec)."


"2008 Nankai Univesity (Dec)."


"2008 Princeton University Methods Workshop (Feb) ."


"2008 Rice University (Oct)."


"2008 UC-Davis (Oct)."


"2010 EITM seminar, UC-Berkeley (June) ."


"2010 Rice University Economics (Sep) ."


"2010 University of Pittsburgh (Nov)."


"2010 University of Rochester (July) ."


"2012 Hoover-CASS (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) Meeting, Stanford (Oct) ."


"2012 Texas Triangle Conference, UT-Austin (Jan) ."


"2012 The International Politics of Autocracies, Rice (May)."


"2013 Conference on Theoretical and Quantitative International Relations Research, Princeton (May) ."


"2013 Pacific Security Mini-Conference, San Francisco (April)."



2013 University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (Feb)




2014 Duke University (Feb)




2010 3rd Conference on the Political Economy of International Organizations, Georgetown (Jan) 




2011 4th Conference on the Political Economy of International Organizations, ETH-Zurich (Jan) 




2012 5th Conference on the Political Economy of International Organizations,Villanova University (Jan) 


Editorial Positions
 Associate Editor, International Studies Quarterly. (2015 - 2015)

 Other, International Studies Quarterly. (2014 - 2014)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Korean Journal of International Studies. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, Public Choice. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, Journal of Conflict Resolution. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, Review of International Political Economy. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, Journal of Peace Research. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, Journal of Politics. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, American Political Science Review. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, Political Research Quarterly. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, American Journal of Political Science. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, World Politics NSF grant proposal. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, Foreign Policy Analysis. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, Quarterly Journal of Political Science. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, British Journal of Political Science. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, Conflict Management and Peace Science. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, Economics and Politics. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, Journal of World Economy and Politics (Chinese). (2014 - 2014)

 Other, Journal of Theoretical Politics. (2014 - 2014)

 Other, International Organization. (2014 - 2014)

 Assistant Editor, Journal of Theoretical Politics. (2003 - 2005)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Erica Owen, Graduate Students Advised. (Thesis Director)

 Tobia Heinrich, Graduate Students Advised. (Thesis Director)

 Jesse C. Johnson, Graduate Students Advised. (Thesis Director)

 Daina Chiba, Graduate Students Advised. (Thesis Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 W. Allen Wallis Institute of Political Economy Fellowship, (2004-2005)

 University Fellowship in Political Science, University of Rochester (2000-2004)

 Runner-up, teaching award for Assistant Professor, Phi Beta Kappa national honor society (2012-13)

 EITM Summer Fellowship, University of Michigan (2003)

 University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship, (2007)

 EITM Best Poster Award, MPSA (2004)

 Fellow, The Princeton Center for Globalization and Governance (2007-2008)

Positions Held
 Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University. (2012 - 2013)

 Visiting Scholar, University of Mannheim, Germany. (2014 - 2014)