Henry Farrell (political scientist)

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Henry Farrell
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Born (1970-06-30) June 30, 1970 (age 48)
ChildrenJack and Kieran Farrell
Academic background
Alma materGeorgetown University (Ph.D.)
University College Dublin (B.A. and M.A.)
Academic work
School or traditionPolitical scientist
InstitutionsGeorge Washington University

Henry Farrell is an Irish-born political scientist at George Washington University. He previously taught at the University of Toronto and earned his PhD from Georgetown University. His research interests include, trust and co-operation; E-commerce; the European Union; and institutional theory.

Farrell is a member of the Crooked Timber group blog. In this connection, he has been quoted extensively in mass media, including the Christian Science Monitor[1], San Francisco Chronicle[2], Washington Times[3] and the National Journal [4] on topics including Italian involvement in the Yellowcake forgery scandal and his work with Daniel Drezner on the political impact of blogging.[5]. He has written articles on blogging for Foreign Policy and The Chronicle of Higher Education [6] He has written for the Washington Post blog, Monkey Cage.[1]

Farrell has organized several on-line seminars on recently published books, including Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner and Iron Council by China Miéville. He is also frequently on BloggingHeads.tv in discussions with other media personalities.

Farrell taking part in a BloggingHeads.tv conversation.


  • The Political Economy of Trust: Institutions, Interests and Inter-Firm Cooperation in Italy and Germany (2009) Cambridge University Press.


  1. ^ Berlusconi: 'I tried to get Bush to not invade Iraq', Christian Science Monitor
  2. ^ Seeds of leak scandal sown in Italian intelligence agency, San Francisco Chronicle
  3. ^ Merlot Democrats, Google Republicans, Washington Times
  4. ^ The Rise of Blogs, National Journal, January 2006
  5. ^ Web of Influence, Foreign Policy, November 2004
  6. ^ The Blogosphere as a Carnival of Ideas Chronicle of Higher Education, November 2005 (reprinted in The Australian, December 2005)

Works by Farrell[edit]

  1. ^ Henry Farrell (September 9, 2014). "Why Reddit sucks: some scientific evidence". Washington Post. Retrieved September 11, 2014.

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