William Kindred Winecoff

William Kindred Winecoff

Assistant Professor, Political Science


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2013

About William Kindred Winecoff

  • Dissertation: A Complex Political Economy of the Global Banking System

I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington. Most of my research considers the politics of global finance and other networked systems. I primarily focus on structural power in the world economy, the political nature of supposedly-technocratic economic institutions, theories of hegemonic financial (in)stability, the relationship between firm-level economic agents and political systems, and the ways in which changes in demographics and predominant technologies impact political economy. Most of this research employs quantitative methodologies. I teach courses pertaining to international political economy, international relations, and network methodologies. I took a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 and a B.A. in Economics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2007.

I have contributed to the peer-reviewed journals Business and Politics, Global Networks, International Studies Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, and Review of International Political Economy as well as non-peer-reviewed outlets including Foreign Policy, The National Interest, Symposium, and The Washington Post’s The Monkey Cage. I blog at Duck of Minerva. I used to blog at IPE @ UNC and The Fair Jilt. I am co-editor of the Handbook of the International Political Economy of Monetary Relations (2014 Edward Elgar), and a guest-editor of a 2017 special issue of Business and Politics on Property Rights, Financial Risk, and the Politics of a Networked Global Financial System (vol 19, issue 2).