Disciplines: Political Science
Rosella Cappella is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boston University and is currently on leave as a Visiting Fellow at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. Her research interests lie at the intersection of political economy and national security. She is in the process of finalizing a book manuscript entitled Cash, Guns, and Power: How States Pay for Wars, which provides a framework to explain how states have financed interstate wars from 1800 to the present. Her other projects investigate the role of inflation in war from the onset of the conflict throughout its duration, as well as the causes and consequences of inflation in counterinsurgency warfare. Dr. Cappella has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and two B.A. degrees with honors from the University of Southern California, one in International Relations and the other in Economics.