I am a scholar of U.S. and global history, with a particular focus on U.S. foreign relations, international political economy, development, and global environmental history. I am an Associate Professor of International Studies in Indiana University’s Hamilton-Lugar School of Global and International Studies.
Currently, I am researching and writing about the history of privatization in U.S. foreign aid and the ecological consequences of U.S. foreign policy.
My most recent book explored various critiques of economic growth across the twentieth century world by revealing how reformers have challenged and sought to rethink the ways in which the concept of “growth” has been defined, assessed, and measured. The Mismeasure of Progress: Economic Growth and its Critics is available from the University of Chicago Press.
In addition, I am the author of Of Limits and Growth: The Rise of Global Sustainable Development in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and co-editor, with Erez Manela, of The Development Century: A Global History (Cambridge University Press, 2018). I have also published many articles, reviews, and essays, a list of which can be found in the “Books and Other Writing” section of this site.