Helen Milner

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Helen V. Milner
Born1958 (age 61–62)
InstitutionPrinceton University
FieldInternational political economy
Alma materHarvard University

Helen V. Milner (born 1958) is an American political scientist and the B. C. Forbes Professor of Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, where she is also the Director of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance.[1] She has written extensively on issues related to international political economy like international trade, the connections between domestic politics and foreign policy, globalization and regionalism, and the relationship between democracy and trade policy.


She graduated with honors in international relations at Stanford University in 1980 and obtained her Ph.D in Political Science at Harvard University in 1986.[2]

The social science research design book Designing Social Inquiry by King, Keohane and Verba characterizes Milner's 1988 book Resisting Protectionism as a successful way that qualitative scholars can overcome omitted variable bias.[3]

Since 1986 she was a professor at Columbia University and was between 2001 and 2004 James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations at Columbia University.

For the moment, she is conducting research on issues related to globalization and development, such as the political economy of foreign aid, the digital divide and the global diffusion of the internet, and the relationship between globalization and environmental policy.

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2015 onwards


  1. ^ https://scholar.princeton.edu/hvmilner/home
  2. ^ Milner, Helen V. (1986). Resisting the protectionist temptation: industry politics and trade policy in France and the United States in the 1920s and 1970s (Ph.D thesis). Harvard University. OCLC 25994297.
  3. ^ King, Gary; Keohane, Robert O.; Verba, Sidney (1994). Designing Social Inquiry. Princeton: Princeton University Press. pp. 179–182. doi:10.1515/9781400821211. ISBN 978-1-4008-2121-1.
  4. ^ "Membership Roster". Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  5. ^ http://www.nasonline.org/member-directory/members/20044158.html