Kevin Aslett

I am a Political Science Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Washington and Graduate Student Chair of the Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics. My fields of study are comparative politics, political economy, and methodology. Prior to graduate school, I conducted research at the National Bank of Poland (NBP) in Warsaw on the consequences of the shock therapy economic transition in Poland. My current research focuses on the political economy of the Eurozone, central bank policy, and the political and economic consequences of foreign aid. I have recently published articles in the peer-reviewed journals Economies and International Trade, Politics, and Development.  This summer, I am performing research on the effect of EU structural funds on political and economic outcomes in Central Europe (funded by the EU Center at the UW). My research has been generously supported by the EU Center at the UW, Council for European Studies, U.S. Department of Education, and UW Polish Studies Endowment.

Outside of my academic commitments, I coach ice hockey for the Seattle Junior Hockey Association (SJHA). I also enjoy hiking, traveling, and cheering on Tottenham Hotspur.

“When you stop learning, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die” -Lillian Smith