The new universe of private data is reshaping social science research in some ways that are still poorly understood.
Henry Farrell is associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He has previously been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, assistant professor at George Washington University and the University of Toronto, and a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Project Group in Bonn, Germany. He works on a variety of topics, including trust, the politics of the Internet and international and comparative political economy. His recent book, The Political Economy of Trust: Interests, Institutions and Inter-Firm Cooperation, was published in 2009 by Cambridge University Press. In addition he has authored or coauthored 28 academic articles, as well as several book chapters and numerous non-academic publications. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.