Vikash Yadav

Vikash YadavProfessor of International Relations

Joined faculty in 2007

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., DePauw University

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Contact Information

310 Trinity HallPhone (315) 781-3176

Scholarly Interest

International Relations   International Political Economy: International Finance; Globalization; Global Governance; Global Poverty; F. A. Hayek.

Comparative Politics   Comparative Political Economy: Political Economy of South Asia (India); Political Capitalism (China, Vietnam, Singapore); Developmental States. 

Teaching Experience

2011F – Present: Associate Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
2007F – 2011S: Assistant Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
2006F - 2007S: Visiting Assistant Professor, Mount Holyoke College
2003F - 2006S: Assistant Professor, American University in Cairo

Courses Taught

INRL 180: Introduction
INRL 205: Capitalism
INRL 248: Development
INRL 254: Globalization
INRL 281: South Asia
INRL 301: India
INRL 302: Afghanistan
INRL 350: China
INRL 387: Neo-Liberalism
ASN 101: Foundations of Asian Civilizations (Co-Taught Course)
ASN 110: Himalayan Challenges (Summer Study Abroad in Sikkim, India)
ASN 401: Asian City-States & Regional Integration (Co-Taught Course)
FSEM 109: Enchantress, Empress, Rebel Queen (First Year Seminar)



Liberalism’s Last Man: Hayek in the Age of Political Capitalism, University of Chicago Press (Forthcoming 2022).

The Politics of India under Modi: Democracy, Economy, and Foreign Policy, with Jason A. Kirk, Lever Press / Michigan Publishing (Forthcoming 2022).

Risk in International Finance, Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy Series, Routledge (Hardcover 2008; Paperback 2014).


“A Market-based Solution to a Sanitation Issue in a Marginalised Area,” Development in Practice 28:6 (2018): 824-830.

“State homophobia? India’s shifting UN positions on LGBTQ issues,” with Jason A. Kirk in Globalizations, 15:5 (2018): 670-684.

“From Swagger to Self-Advocacy: India’s Postgraduate ‘Transition’ in the World Bank,” with Jason A. Kirk in India Review 14, no. 4 (October-December 2015): 377-398.

“Relational Control: India’s Grand Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan” with Conrad Barwa in India Review (April-June, 2011): 93-125.

“The Myth of the Moderate Taliban,” in Asian Affairs 37, no. 3 (July-September, 2010): 133-146.

“The Political Economy of the Egyptian – Israeli QIZ Trade Agreement,” in Middle East Review of International Affairs, vol. 11, no. 1 (March 2007): 74-96.

“Reforming the Governance of the International Monetary Fund,” with Vijay Kelkar and Praveen K. Chaudhry, in World Economy (May 2004): 727-743.

“The Evolution of ‘Homegrown Conditionality’ in India - IMF Relations,” with Vijay Kelkar and Praveen K. Chaudhry, in Journal of Development Studies, vol. 40, no. 6, (August 2004): 59-81.


American Political Science Association
International Studies Association