Carla Norrlof

Carla Norrlof

Associate Professor
Highland Hall- HL570
(416) 287-7303


Norrlof’s research interests are international relations and international political economy with a special focus on great power politics and global currencies. She is the author of America’s Global Advantage, an analysis of America’s commercial, financial and military hegemony (Cambridge University Press), Dollar Hegemony, a power analysis of global currency status and transition (Review of International Political Economy) and Is US Grand Strategy Self-Defeating? with William C. Wohlforth, a quantitative analysis of the contribution of US military spending to US public debt and its implications for US foreign policy (Conflict Management and Peace Science). More information about her research and published work is available at

Research Interests: 

  • Great Powers
  • International Political Economy
  • Global Currencies
  • Inequality