Barbara Koremenos is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at UCLA. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1999. She also received an M.P.P. from Chicago in the early 1990s. Much of her research applies game theory to issues of institutional and agreement design. Her work has been published in International Organization, Journal of Legal Studies, and Rationality and Society and she has a forthcoming article in the American Political Science Review. She is co-editor of a special issue of International Organization (Fall 2001) entitled, "Rational Design: Explaining the Form of International Institutions," in which she co-authors a theoretical framework article as well as the conclusion. She is the second political scientist ever to receive a National Science Foundation Career Award ($250,000) for her project entitled, "Designing International Agreements: Theoretical Development, Data Collection, and Empirical Analysis."