Dunning is Assistant Professor of Political Science and a research
fellow at Yale's Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International
and Area Studies as well as the Institution for Social and Policy
Dunning studies comparative politics, political economy,
international relations, and methodology. His book, Crude Democracy:
Natural Resource Wealth and Political Regimes (2008, Cambridge
University Press), studies the democratic and authoritarian effects of
natural resource wealth.
Dunning conducts field research in Latin
America and Africa and has written on a range of methodological topics,
including econometric corrections for selection effects and the use of
natural experiments in the social sciences. Previous work has appeared
in International Organization, The Journal of Conflict Resolution,
Political Analysis, Studies in Comparative International Development,
Geopolitics and in a Handbook of Methodology (2007, Sage Publications).
He received a Ph.D. degree in political science and an M.A. degree in
economics from the University of California, Berkeley (2006).