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David A. Singer is Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT, Associate Editor of International Studies Quarterly, and Associate Head of MacGregor House. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Political Economy Society. Professor Singer studies international political economy with a focus on international financial relations, migration, international institutions and governance, and monetary and currency policies. He is the author of Regulating Capital: Setting Standards for the International Financial System (Cornell University Press, 2007, 2010) as well as articles in American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, International Organization, Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and other journals. Professor Singer is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in 2004. Before joining the MIT faculty, he was Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame (2004-2006), and also worked in corporate finance and technology venture development. He was a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008-9, a Visiting Professor at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in 2010-11, and a Visiting Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design in 2015.

Professor Singer is the inaugural chair of the MIT Committee on Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response. He was the recipient in 2017 of the MIT Change Maker Award for "Shifting the culture that perpetuates sexual violence."