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Phillip Lipscy

Phillip Lipscy, PhD

The Thomas Rohlen Center Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
and Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Shorenstein APARC
Stanford University
Encina Hall, Room W411
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

(650) 725-8867 (voice)
(650) 723-6530 (fax)

Research Interests

International and comparative political economy; international security; Japanese politics; US-Japan relations; regional cooperation in East and South East Asia.


A specialist on East Asian political economy and international relations, Phillip Lipscy is a center fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University. His fields of research include Japanese politics, U.S.-Japan relations, international and comparative political economy, international security, and regional cooperation in East and Southeast Asia. 

Lipscy is an expert on bargaining over unbalanced representation in international organizations such as the United Nations Security Council, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank. His existing work addresses a wide range of topics such as the use of secrecy in international policy making, the effect of domestic politics on trade, and Japanese responses to the Asian Financial Crisis. His most recent research examines the political and economic factors that facilitate energy-efficient policymaking. 

Lipscy obtained his PhD in political science at Harvard University. He received his MA in international policy studies and BA in economics and political science at Stanford University.  Lipscy has been affiliated with the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, the Institute for Global and International Studies at George Washington University, the RAND Corporation, and the Institute for International Policy Studies in Tokyo.

Stanford Affiliations

Political Science