World Politics/International Relations
Professor 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 noncooperative 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.
Professor Morrow’s current research addresses the effects of norms on international politics. The latter project examines the laws of war in detail as an example of such norms.
Professor Morrow has written two books, The Logic of Political Survival, coauthored with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith, Randolph M. Siverson, and Game Theory for Political Scientists. He has also published 30 articles in refereed journals and 18 other papers.
Professor 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, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Theoretical Politics, and Economics of Governance. He served on the National Science Foundation Advisory Panel for Political Science from 1995-1997.