caitlin ainsley

I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of Washington - Seattle.  My research and teaching interests are in political economy, rational choice institutionalism, monetary policymaking, and applied formal theory.  On this website, I have included descriptions of my past and ongoing research, which focuses on the institutional design of central banks, executive-central bank relations, and the management of currency and exchange rates in emerging markets.  

I began at the University of Washington in Fall 2016 after receiving my B.A. (2010), M.A. (2015), and Ph.D. (2016) from Emory University.  At UW, I teach undergraduate courses in political economy and in the research methods sequence for Ph.D. students.