Bio


Judith L. Goldstein is the Janet M. Peck Professor of International Communication and the Kaye University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. Her research focuses on international political economy, with a focus on trade politics. She has written and/or edited six book including Ideas, Interests and American Trade Policy and more recently The Evolution of the Trade Regime: Politics, Law and Economics of the GATT and the WTO. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals.

Her current research focuses on the political requisites for trade liberalization focusing both on tariff bargaining and public preferences. As well, she is engaged in the analysis of a large survey panel, which focuses on how economic hard times influences public opinion.

Goldstein has a BA from the University of California Berkeley, a Masters degree from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from UCLA.

Administrative Appointments


  • Professor, Stanford University (1998 - Present)
  • Associate Professor, Stanford University (1990 - 1998)
  • Assistant Professor, Stanford University (1983 - 1989)
  • Acting Assistant Professor, Stanford University (1981 - 1983)

Honors & Awards


  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Chair, Department of Political Science, Stanford University (2013 - 2020)
  • Chair of board, International Organization (2020 - Present)
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Organization
  • Member of executive committee, International Organization
  • Member of Editorial Board, World Trade Review
  • Member Editorial Board, International Studies Quarterly
  • Member of Editorial Board, World Politics
  • Chair, University Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policy, Stanford University (2011 - 2013)
  • Member, Accreditation Committee, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Stanford University (2007 - 2013)
  • Director, Undergraduate Program in International Relations, Stanford University (2011 - 2012)
  • Member, Admissions Committee, International Policy Studies, Stanford University (2011 - 2012)
  • Memberr, Department Search Committee, Stanford University (2011 - 2012)
  • Member, Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial, Stanford University (2009 - 2011)
  • Chair, Promotion Committee for Ken Schultz, Stanford University (2009 - 2010)
  • Member, Department Committee on Undergraduate Studies, Stanford University (2008 - 2009)
  • Member, Trustee Committee for Responsible Investment (2007 - 2008)
  • Member, Search Committee for Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Director, Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies, Stanford University (2004 - 2008)
  • Member, Faculty Steering Committee for the International Initiative, Stanford University (2005 - 2007)
  • Senior Associate Dean, Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University (2002 - 2005)
  • Member, Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, Stanford University (2005 - 2007)
  • Member, Search Committee, Dean of Admissions, Stanford University (2005 - 2006)
  • Member, President’s Committee on University Labor Practices, Stanford University (2003 - 2004)
  • Member, IR/IPS Executive Committee, Stanford University (2002 - 2004)
  • Member, University Committee on Undergraduate Studies, Stanford University (2000 - 2002)
  • Member, Judicial Board, Stanford Unioversity (2000 - 2001)

Program Affiliations


  • Program in International Relations

Professional Education


  • PhD, UCLA, Political Science (1983)
  • MIA, Columbia University, International Affairs (1975)
  • BA, UC Berkeley, Political Science (1973)

2020-21 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Zuhad Hai, Sung Mi Kim, Elisabeth van Lieshout
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Jon Bate, Christina Toenshoff

All Publications


  • Back to Basics: State Power in the Contemporary World edited by Goldstein, J. L., Finnemore, M. NY: Oxford University Press. 2013
  • Puzzles about Power Back to Basics: States and Power in a Contemporary World. Goldstein, J. L., Finnemore 2013
  • Power Politics in the Contemporary World: Lessons from the Scholarship of Stephen Krasner Back to Basics: States and Power in a Contemporary World Goldstein, J. L., Finnemore 2013
  • Trade Liberalization and Domestic Politics Handbook on the World Trade Organization Goldstein, J. L. Oxford University Press. 2012
  • International Institutions: An Introduction International Institutions Goldstein, J. L., Steinberg Sage Library of International Relations. 2010
  • International Institutions Goldstein, J. L., Steinberg, R. Sage. 2010
  • Rise of Judicial Liberalization in the WTO Global Governance Goldstein, J. L., Malti, W., Woods, N. Princeton: Princeton Press. 2009
  • Negotiate or Litigate? Effects of WTO Judicial Delegation on Domestic Trade Politics Law & Contemporary Problems Goldstein, J. L., Steinberg 2008
  • Institutions in International Relations: Understanding the effects of the GATT and the WTO on world trade Annual Meeting of the American-Political-Science-Association Goldstein, J. L., Rivers, D., Tomz, M. CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS. 2007: 37–67
  • Membership has its Privileges: Understanding the Effects of the GATT/WTO American Economic Review Goldstein, J. L., Tomz, Rivers 2007
  • The Evolution of the Trade Regime: Politics, Law and Economics of the GATT and the WTO Goldstein, J. L. Princeton University Press. 2005
  • U.S. National Power and the Post-War Trading Regime. World Trade Review Goldstein, J. L., Gowa 2003
  • Does party matter? An historical test using senate tariff votes in three institutional settings JOURNAL OF LAW ECONOMICS & ORGANIZATION Brady, D., Goldstein, J., Kessler, D. 2002; 18 (1): 140-154
  • Legalization and World Politics edited by Goldstein, J. L. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 2001
  • International Forces and Domestic Politics: Trade Policy and Institution Building in the US. International Influences and Domestic Politics Goldstein, J. L. edited by Skocpol, Shefter, Katznelson 2001
  • Legalization and world politics - Introduction INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION Goldstein, J., Kahler, M., KEOHANE, R. O., Slaughter, A. M. 2000; 54 (3): 385-399
  • Legalization, trade liberalization, and domestic politics: A cautionary note INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION Goldstein, J., Martin, L. L. 2000; 54 (3): 603-?
  • United States and World Trade: Hegemony by Proxy Strange Power: Shaping the Parameters of International Relations and International Political Economy Goldstein, J. L., Lawton, T. C., Verdum, A. London: Ashgate Publishing. 2000
  • The institutional roots of American trade policy WORLD POLITICS Bailey, M. A., Goldstein, J., Weingast, B. R. 1997; 49 (3): 309-?
  • International law and domestic institutions: Reconciling North American ''unfair'' trade laws INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION Goldstein, J. 1996; 50 (4): 541-?
  • Franklin Roosevelt: Ideas and Ideals Franklin Roosevelt’s Foreign Policies and Their Legacy Goldstein, J. L. Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. 1996
  • Ideas, Interests, and American Trade Policy Goldstein, J. L. (Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1994
  • Ideas and Foreign Policy: An Analytical Framework Ideas and Foreign Policy Goldstein, J. L., Keohane, R. edited by Goldstein, J. L., Keohane, R. Cornell: Cornell University Press. 1993
  • Ideas and Foreign Policy edited by Goldstein, J. L. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1993
  • Creating GATT Rules: Ideas, Institutions and American Politics Multilateralism Matters Goldstein, J. L. edited by Ruggie, J. NY: Columbia University Press. 1993
  • International Institutions and Domestic Politics The WTO as an International Organization Goldstein, J. L., Kruegar, A. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1992
  • TO LOBBY OR TO PETITION - THE POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT OF UNITED-STATES-TRADE-POLICY JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT Lenway, S. A., JACOBSON, C. K., Goldstein, J. 1990; 16 (1): 119-134
  • THE IMPACT OF IDEAS ON TRADE-POLICY - THE ORIGINS OF UNITED-STATES AGRICULTURAL AND MANUFACTURING POLICIES INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION Goldstein, J. 1989; 43 (1): 31-71
  • The International Trade Commission: Congressional Agent or Autonomous Agency International Studies Quarterly Lenway, S. 1989: 303-327
  • IDEAS, INSTITUTIONS, AND AMERICAN TRADE-POLICY INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION Goldstein, J. 1988; 42 (1): 179-217
  • American Trade Protectionism: Institutions, Norms and Practices Northwest Journal of International Law and Business Goldstein, J. L., Borrus, M. 1987: 329-364
  • THE POLITICAL-ECONOMY OF TRADE - INSTITUTIONS OF PROTECTION AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW Goldstein, J. 1986; 80 (1): 162-184
  • UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES - THE CASE FOR A DIFFERENTIAL RESPONSE AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW Goldstein, J. L., Krasner, S. D. 1984; 74 (2): 282-287