Jun Xiang is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and core faculty in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University Newark. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in economics from Binghamton University. His areas of research interest include International Relations, Political Economy, and International Economics. He currently works on economic interdependence and conflict, vote buying in the United Nations, and causes of diffusion of democratization. His research has appeared in journals such as International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Journal of Politics.