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Layna Mosley

Professor of Politics and International Affairs
448 Robertson Hall


Layna Mosley is a professor of politics and international affairs in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Politics. She directs the Princeton Sovereign Finance Lab, part of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance. 

Mosley’s research investigates the connections between domestic politics and the global economy. Much of her research focuses on the politics of sovereign debt, and on how professional investors evaluate and react to political institutions and government policy choices. She also investigates how low- and middle-income governments manage their relationships with creditors, including how they decide whether to borrow from commercial banks or bond investors, and how they market themselves to potential creditors. Another stream of Mosley’s work examines the effect of multinational production and global supply chains on workers’ rights in developing countries, as well as the ways in which U.S. trade policies might affect workers’ rights abroad. With respect to labor rights, she also is interested in efforts at private sector governance, such as the Bangladesh Accord on Building and Fire Safety.

Mosley currently serves as co-editor-in-chief of International Organization. She co-founded the Global Research in International Political Economy (GRIPE) webinar series, co-directing it from May 2020 to September 2022. From 2017 to 2022, she was an executive board member of the Women Also Know Stuff initiative. Prior to joining the faculty at Princeton, Mosley was Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Princeton Sovereign Finance Lab