Axel Dreher is Professor of International and Development Politics at Heidelberg University. He received his PhD from the University of Mannheim in 2003, and has since then been employed at the universities of Exeter, Konstanz, and Goettingen, and the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich. In addition, Dreher is Affiliated Professor at the University of Goettingen and the KOF Swiss Economic Institute, and Research Fellow at IZA and CESifo. He has published articles in the International Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, International Organization and the Journal of International Economics, among others. He is the Editor of the Review of International Organizations and author of the KOF Index of Globalization. Most of his current research is in the fields of political economy, economic development, and globalization.