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Christine Jojarth, PhD  
Social Science Research Associate (former)

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Research Interests
International political economy; oil sector governance; economic development; corruption; money laundering


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Christine Jojarth, Ph.D., leads the interdisciplinary Global Oil Governance Performance research project at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. This project studies the development strategies of oil states and assesses their performance in turning hydrocarbon wealth into widespread economic and social development. This research has gotten her increasingly interested in the strategic risks and opportunities oil states face in an increasingly carbon constrained world. Her other research interests include thedesign of international agreements and their effectiveness in combating transnational organized crime. These themes are analyzed in depth in her forthcoming book "Crime, War, and Global Trafficking" (Cambridge University Press).

Dr. Jojarth has served as a consultant to the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), Transparency International, the Open Society Institute, and the Revenue Watch Institute. Christine Jojarth earned her Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE) and undergraduate degrees from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, and Sciences Po in Paris, France.