I’m a JD candidate at Harvard Law School and hold a PhD in history from UCLA. To date, my research has focused on issues related to the history of global governance, U.S. foreign relations, and the international political economy. I’m also interested in U.S. politics and public finance, the history of economic thought (particularly as it relates to ideas about “development”), organizational behavior, and legal history.
This website contains links to my academic work. Have a look around and let me know what you think. You can reach me by email at sharma.patrick [at] gmail.com or follow me on Twitter @patrick_sharma.
Globalizing Development: Robert McNamara at the World Bank (in preparation)
The United States, the World Bank, and the Challenges of International Development in the 1970s (Diplomatic History, 2013) (ungated)
Bureaucratic Imperatives and Policy Outcomes: The Origins of World Bank Structural Adjustment Lending (Review of International Political Economy, 2012) (ungated)
Slaying the Dragon of Debt: Fiscal Policy and Politics from the 1970s to the Present (with Martin Meeker)
Oral History, Policy History, and Information Abundance and Scarcity (Perspectives on History, 2012)
Interest and Ideas at the United Nations (SAIS Review, 2007)
The Global Cold War (Yale Journal of International Affairs, 2007)