Faculty Profile

Glen Biglaiser

Title
Professor
Department
Political Science
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Univ Of California Los Angeles, 1996.
Major: Political Science
MA, Univ Of California Los Angeles, 1990.
Major: Political Science

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 3704.001, U.S. Latin American Relations, Spring 2023
PSCI 2305.008, US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 2023
PSCI 3702.001, Latin American Politics, Fall 2022 Syllabus
PSCI 6650.001, Seminar in Comparative Politics, Fall 2022 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 6650.001, Seminar in Comparative Politics, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3704.001, U.S. Latin American Relations, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4671.001, Globalization and Development, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3702.001, Latin American Politics, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3704.001, U.S. Latin American Relations, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.002, US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2315.002, Honors US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3702.001, Latin American Politics, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3700.003, Area Politics, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 6650.001, Seminar in Comparative Politics, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 3700.002, Area Politics, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.009, US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3700.002, Area Politics, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4700.003, Topics in Comparative Politics, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3700.003, Area Politics, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5650.001, Seminar in Comparative Politics, Spring 2018 SPOT
PSCI 5650.002, Seminar in Comparative Politics, Fall 2017 SPOT
PSCI 2305.007, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3700.001, Area Politics, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4700.002, Topics in Comparative Politics, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5650.001, Seminar in Comparative Politics, Spring 2016 SPOT
PSCI 1050.006, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3700.001, Area Politics, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6900.730, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PSCI 4700.001, Topics in Comparative Politics, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 3700.001, Area Politics, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 5650.002, Seminar in Area Studies, Fall 2014
PSCI 3700.001, Area Politics, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 5650.001, Seminar in Area Studies, Spring 2014
PSCI 3700.001, Area Politics, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4700.002, Topics in Comparative Politics, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 3700.002, Area Politics, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 4700.002, Topics in Comparative Politics, Fall 2012 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Biglaiser, G. (2012). Politics and Foreign Direct Investment..
Biglaiser, G. (2002). Guardians of the Nation? Economists, Generals, and Economic Reform in Latin America.
Book Chapter
Archer, C., Biglaiser, G., DeRouen, K. (2016). Sovereign Bonds and the “Democratic Advantage”: Does Regime Type Affect Credit Rating Agency Ratings in the Developing World?. The Economics of Sovereign Debt. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Biglaiser, G., Staats, J. L. (2016). Finding the `Democratic Advantage’ in Sovereign Bond Ratings: The Importance of Strong Courts and the Rule of Law. The Economics of Sovereign Debt. Cheltenham Glos: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Biglaiser, G. (2009). The Internationalization of Ideas in Argentina's Economics Profession..
Journal Article
Biglaiser, G., McGauvran, R. J., (2018). Political Mandate and Clarity of Responsibility: Explaining Economic Policy Outcomes under Rightist Governments in Latin America.. Latin American Research Review. 53(2), 250-272.
Biglaiser, G., Lee, H., Staats, J. (2017). The Effects of Political and Legal Constraints on Expropriation in Natural Resource and Manufacturing Sectors. International Area Studies Review. 20(4), 311-333.
Biglaiser, G. (2016). Mandate and the Market: Policy Making under the Left in Latin America. Comparative Politics. 48(2), 185-204.
Biglaiser, G., Lee, H., Staats, J. (2016). The Effects of the IMF on Expropriation of Foreign Firms. The Review of International Organizations. 11(1), 1-23.
Biglaiser, G. (2014). Legal Systems, Rule of Law, and Foreign Direct Investment in the Developing World..
Biglaiser, G. (2014). National Security and Humanitarianism: Is U.S. Aid Based on Need Alone?.
Biglaiser, G. (2014). The Effect of Foreign Direct Investment on the Use and Success of U.S. Sanctions. Conflict Management and Peace Science. 31(1), 70-93.
Biglaiser, G. (2014). The Effects of Political Risk on Different Modes of Foreign Direct Investment. International Interactions. 40, 683-710.
Biglaiser, G. (2014). National Security and Humanitarianism: Is US Aid Based on Needs Alone?. 58, 839-854.
Biglaiser, G. (2013). Investment, Opportunity, and Risk: Do U.S. Sanctions Deter or Encourage Global Investment?.
Biglaiser, G. (2012). Finding the `Democratic Advantage' in Sovereign Bond Ratings: The Importance of Strong Courts and the Rule of Law..
Biglaiser, G. (2012). Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America: The Importance of Judicial Strength and Rule of Law.
Biglaiser, G. (2012). The Effects of Legal Systems on Portfolio Investment.
Biglaiser, G. (2011). How Soon is Now? The Effects of the IMF on Economic Reforms in Latin America.
Biglaiser, G. (2011). Politics, Early Warning Systems, and Credit Rating Agencies..
Biglaiser, G. (2011). The Effect of Sanctions on United States Foreign Direct Investment..
Biglaiser, G. (2011). The Effects of Judicial Strength and Rule of Law on Portfolio Investment in the Developing World..
Biglaiser, G. (2010). Do Political Institutions Affect Foreign Direct Investment? A Survey of U.S. Corporations in Latin America..
Biglaiser, G. (2010). The Effects of IMF Programs on U.S. Foreign Direct Investment in the Developing World..
Biglaiser, G. (2009). Do Electoral Rules Matter? Political Institutions and Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America..
Biglaiser, G. (2009). Economics and Security: The Interdependence of U.S. Troops and Trade in the Developing World..
Biglaiser, G. (2008). Sovereign Bond Ratings and the 'Democratic Advantage': Portfolio Investment in the Developing World..
Biglaiser, G. (2007). Don't Go Changing to Try to Please Me:  A Preference-Consistency Analysis on Trade Policy in the U.S. House..
Biglaiser, G. (2007). Following the Flag: Troop Deployment and U.S. Foreign Direct Investment..
Biglaiser, G. (2007). Sovereign Bond Ratings and Democracy: The Effects of Regime Type in the Developing World." .
Biglaiser, G. (2007). Sovereign Bond Ratings and Neoliberalism in Latin America..
Biglaiser, G. (2006). Economic Reforms and Inflows of Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America..
Biglaiser, G. (2004). Back on Track: Support for Presidential Trade Authority in the House of Representatives..
Biglaiser, G. (2004). The Expansion of Neoliberal Economic Reforms in Latin America..
Biglaiser, G. (2003). Military Rule, State Autonomy, and Privatization in the Southern Cone. .
Biglaiser, G. (2003). The Determinants of Privatization in Latin America..
Biglaiser, G. (2003). The Liberalization of Argentina's Economics Profession..
Biglaiser, G. (2002). Privatization and Democracy: The Effects of Regime Type in the Developing World..
Biglaiser, G. (2002). The Internationalization of Chicago's Economics in Latin America..
Biglaiser, G. (1999). Military Regimes, Neoliberal Restructuring, and Economic Development: Reassessing the Chilean Case..
Magazine/Trade Publication
Biglaiser, G. (2010). Interviewed and cited in the Polish Newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna..
Biglaiser, G. (2004). Los Efectos de las Reformas Económicas sobre la Inversión de los Estados Unidos en América Latina, 1990-1999..

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Biglaiser, G. (Other), "FDI Inflows and Judicial Reform in Mexico," Sponsored by UNT: Faculty Abroad Seminar to Mexico, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (May 2014May 2014).
Fellowship
Biglaiser, G. (Other), "Neoliberalism in the Developing World," Sponsored by Fulbright Fellowship, Federal, $15500 Funded. (March 2013July 2013).
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    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
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