I am a Rackham Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where I study international relations, political economy, and political methodology. My research focuses on three topics: the role of domestic and international institutions in trade politics; the use of institutions as hands-tying mechanisms; and the negotiation and design of international institutions. You may find information on my publications and working papers on this website, as well as my CV.


Betz, Timm and Barbara Koremenos (forthcoming). "Monitoring Provisions in International Agreements." In Jacob Katz Cogan, Ian Hurd, and Ian Johnstone (eds.).The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Betz, Timm (2013). "Robust Estimation with Nonrandom Measurement Error and Weak Instruments." Political Analysis, 23(1): 86-96.

Koremenos, Barbara and Timm Betz (2012). "The Design of Dispute Settlement Procedures in International Agreements." In Jeffrey L. Dunoff and Mark A. Pollack (eds.). Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations: The State of the Art. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Betz, Timm (2007). "Haben die Volksparteien Zukunft? (Is There a Future for Catch-All Parties?)" Politische Studien, 58(414): 51-64.