Cameron Ballard-Rosa is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University, and also holds an M.A. in Economics from Yale. His research interests include political economy, international relations, comparative politics, and formal theory. Cameron is currently working on a book project on the political logic of international sovereign debt default, with particular emphasis on the ways that urban-rural conflicts, including sensitive food subsidies, may vary across different regime settings. He uses formal theory, large-n statistical analysis, and close case study reading of several countries to present substantive and robust evidence for his primary hypotheses explaining sovereign default in autocracies and democracies. His broader research interests exist at the intersection of international and comparative political economy, and include political responses to fiscal crises as well as the effects of economic change on political institutions and redistribution.