Cameron Ballard-Rosa an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is teaching a course on non-democratic politics this fall. He is currently working on a book project on the political logic of international sovereign debt default, with particular emphasis on the ways that urban-rural conflicts, including sensitive food subsidies, vary across autocracies and democracies. His broader research interests exist at the intersection of international and comparative political economy, and include political responses to fiscal crises as well as the effects of economic change on individual authoritarian values and personal demands for redistribution. His work has been published or is forthcoming in the British Journal of Political Science, International Organization, and The Journal of Politics. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University, and also holds an M.A. in Economics from Yale.