Joseph Grieco

Joseph Grieco

Professor of Political Science

External Address: 
291 Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204
(919) 660-4315
Political Economy, Political Institutions, Security, Peace, Conflict

Professor of Political Science, concentrates on theories of international relations, issues of international political economy, and problems of international conflict. He is the author of Cooperation Among Nations: Europe, America, and Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade, and Between Dependency and Autonomy: India's Experience with the International Computer Industry; and the co-author (with G. John Ikenberry) of State Power and World Markets: The International Political Economy. Articles and notes by him have appeared in Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, Review of International Studies, the American Political Science Review, International Organization, the Journal of Politics, and World Politics. His teaching interests include theories of international relations and issues of international political economy. His appointments include: 1978-1979, Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for International Studies at Princeton University; 1981-1982, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Harvard Business School; 1985-86, a German Marshall and a Paul Henri Spaak Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He served with the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the International Monetary Fund as an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, 1990-91. During the summer of 1994 he was the Karl W. Deutsch Visiting Professor at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin; and since 1996 he has been a Visiting Professor at the Post Graduate School of Economics and International Relations at the Catholic University of Milan. During 1998-2000 he received support from the National Science Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to conduct research, and to produce two articles (one co-authored with Christopher Gelpi), on the domestic and systematic sources of repetitive military challenges.


  • Ph.D., Cornell University 1982

Grieco, J. “Systemic Sources of Variation in Regional Institutionalization in Western Europe, East Asia, and the Americas.” The Political Economy of Regionalism, edited by Helen Milner and Edward Mansfield, New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.

Grieco, J. “Understanding the Problem of International Cooperation: the Limitations of Neoliberal Institutionalism and the Future of Realist Theory.” Neorealism and Neoliberalism: The Contemporary Debate, edited by David Baldwin, New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.

Grieco, J. “Introduction (two parts).” The International System and the International Political Economy, edited by Joseph M. Grieco, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1993.

Grieco, J. “Foreign Direct Investment and Third World Development: Theories and Evidence.” Investing in Development: New Roles for Private Investment?, edited by Theodore H. Moran, New Brunswick: Transaction Books for the Overseas Development Council, 1986.

Grieco, J. “American Multinationals and International Order.” Institutions for Projecting American Values Abroad, vol. 32, Lanham: University Press of America, 1983.


Grieco, J. M. “The Maastricht Treaty, Economic and Monetary Union and the neo-realist research programme.” Review of International Studies, vol. 21, no. 1, Jan. 1995, pp. 21–40. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0260210500117504. Full Text

Grieco, Joseph, et al. “The Relative-Gains Problem for International Cooperation.” American Political Science Review, vol. 87, no. 3, Cambridge University Press (CUP), Sept. 1993, pp. 729–43. Crossref, doi:10.2307/2938747. Full Text

Grieco, J. M. “Anarchy and the limits of cooperation: A realist critique of the newest liberal institutionalism.” International Organization, vol. 42, no. 3, Jan. 1988, pp. 485–507. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0020818300027715. Full Text

Grieco, J. M. “Realist Theory and the Problem of International Cooperation: Analysis with an Amended Prisoner's Dilemma Model.” The Journal of Politics, vol. 50, no. 3, Jan. 1988, pp. 600–24. Scopus, doi:10.2307/2131460. Full Text

Grieco, J. “Between Dependency and Autonomy: India’s Experience with the International Computer Industry.” International Organization, vol. 36, 1982, pp. 609–32.

Grieco, J. M. “The concorde sst and change in the british polity.” World Politics, vol. 31, no. 4, Jan. 1979, pp. 518–38. Scopus, doi:10.2307/2009908. Full Text