Todd N. Tucker

Twitter: @toddntucker


Todd N. Tucker is a Fellow and political scientist at the Roosevelt Institute. His research focuses on global economic governance, judicial politics, and the domestic implications of international trade, investment, and tax treaties.

A leading political economy scholar, Dr. Tucker has testified before legislatures and expert committees around the world. His writing has been featured in Politico, Time MagazineDemocracy Journal, the Financial Times, and the Washington Post, and he has made hundreds of media appearances, including in and on CNN, the New York Times, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Tucker is author of Judge Knot: Politics and Development in International Investment Law (Anthem Press, 2018). His other academic work has been published in books and journals by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Brill Press, and Edward Elgar. Prior to his doctoral work, he led research on international issues for Public Citizen and worked as an analyst at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and the Center for Economic Justice. He was the principal investigator on several major grants, including from the Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Sloan Foundation, which supported his research on The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority, a co-authored book exploring over 200 years of history of U.S. executive-congressional relations on trade. Additionally, he has authored over 60 major reports, including The Sustainable Equitable Trade Doctrine for Roosevelt.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Tucker received his B.A. from the George Washington University and his Ph.D. and M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University and the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Heather, where he enjoys hiking, punk rock, and comedy.