Henry Farrell is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Elliott School of International Affairs of the George Washington University. His areas of research include international institutions, E-commerce regulations, and the political power of blogging. He is an active contributor to the blog Crooked Timber. His forthcoming book from Cambridge University Press is entitled The Political Economy of Trust: Institutions, Interests and Inter-Firm Cooperation in Italy and Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University.