James Raymond Vreeland (Ph.D., New York University, 1999) is Professor of Politics and International Affairs in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Politics. He conducts research in the field of international political economy, specializing in international institutions. He currently serves on the editorial board of International Organization.

In addition to his first book, entitled The IMF and Economic Development (Cambridge University Press, March 2003), he authored The International Monetary Fund: Politics of Conditional Lending (Routledge, January 2007) and co-edited Globalization and the Nation State: The Impact of the IMF and the World Bank (Routledge, 2006) with Gustav Ranis and Stephen Kosack. His book, The Political Economy of the United Nations Security Council with Axel Dreher, was published by Cambridge in 2014. His most recent book, Information, Democracy, and Autocracy: Economic Transparency and Political (In)Stability with James R. Hollyer and B. Peter Rosendorff, released in October of 2018, published by Cambridge University Press.

He has also published his research in numerous scholarly journals, including American Political Science Review, International Organization, Journal of Politics, World Politics, Journal of Development Economics, and Political Analysis.