Ph.D. Candidate

Florian David Bodamer received an M.A. in International Affairs from the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University in 2017, after receiving his B.A. in International Studies and Economics from the University of Miami. He entered the Ph.D. program in Fall 2018, focusing on International Relations and Comparative Politics. Florian’s main research interests are at the intersection of political economy and security in defense industries, mostly in advanced industrialized economies. Taking a comparative political economy approach, Florian studies state interactions with business and industry interest groups, variation in industrial policies, arms exports, defense industry globalization, and domestic procurement patterns and defense spending. Additionally, Florian studies how alliances between states may also shape these developments.

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