Richard N. Rosecrance (born 1930) is an American economist, historian and political scientist. His research and teaching is focused on international relations, in particular the link between economics and international relations. Rosecrance is considered an adherent of Liberal international relations theory.
Rosecrance currently is Adjunct Professor in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In addition he is Research Professor of Political Science at the University of California and Senior Fellow in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He was the former Director of the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA. He has written widely on international topics including: The Rise of the Trading State (1986); The Rise of the Virtual State (1999, translated into Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and German); America's Economic Resurgence (1990); The Costs of Conflict (1999, coeditor); The Domestic Bases of Grand Strategy (1993); The New Great Power Coalition (2001, editor); and No More States? (2006, editor). He is at work on a book called Mergers and International Politics. He served on the Policy Planning Council of the Department of State and has received Guggenheim, Fulbright, Rockefeller, Ford, and many other fellowships. Rosecrance has held regular university posts at Cornell and Berkeley and visiting positions at the IISS, King's College London, the London School of Economics, The European University Institute (Florence), and the Australian National University.