Todd N. Tucker is a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. His interests revolve around global economic governance, including dispute settlement and the domestic regulatory implications of international trade, investment, and tax treaties.
His doctoral research examined the role of ideas about economic development in investment treaty arbitration. He is working on book projects that embed this work in international relations theory and comparative judicial politics. His academic work has been published in books and journals by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Brill Press, and Edward Elgar.
Prior to his doctoral work, he was a research director for Public Citizen for eight years, examining economic, legal, and political implications of U.S. trade agreements. He also worked on Latin America and international financial policy for the Center for Economic and Policy Research and the Center for Economic Justice. Tucker was the principal investigator on several major grants, including from the Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Sloan Foundation, which supported his research on The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority, a co-authored book exploring the history of U.S. executive-congressional relations on trade. Additionally, he has authored over 60 major reports.
A leading scholar on the intersection of the domestic and global economy, Tucker has testified before legislatures and expert committees around the world. He has made hundreds of media appearances, including in and on CNN, the New York Times, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Tucker received his B.A. from the George Washington University and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Heather, where he enjoys hiking, punk rock, and comedy.