Walter M. James

Doctoral Candidate, Temple University Department of Political Science

My research interest lies in comparative and international political economy, finance and financial regulation, and sustainable finance.  My dissertation project investigates why some advanced industrialized countries have implemented stringent financial regulation in the years after the 2008 global financial crisis, while others seem to remain aloof from such reform efforts.

I was born and raised in Okinawa, Japan. My family and I moved to the United States when I was 14. I earned my B.A. in History at the University of Oregon, my M.A. in Social Science at the University of Chicago, and am on my way to completing my Ph.D. at Temple University.