Todd N. Tucker

Twitter: @toddntucker


Todd N. Tucker is a political scientist and fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. His research focuses on political economy, democracy, and judicial politics. A recognized expert on trade and global governance, Dr. Tucker has testified before legislatures and expert committees around the world. His writing has been featured in Politico, Time Magazine, Democracy Journal, the Financial Times, and The Washington Post.

He is the author of Judge Knot: Politics and Development in International Investment Law (Anthem Press 2018). His other academic research 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 other think tanks. 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 and Seven Strategies to Rebuild Worker Power 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.