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Michael De Groot

Assistant Professor, International Studies, Indiana University

My research focuses on the international, diplomatic, and economic history of the Cold War, and the conflict’s enduring influence in world politics. My current book project, entitled Disruption: Economic Globalization and the End of the Cold War, explores the political economy of the late Cold War. Drawing on archival research in eight countries and five languages, this manuscript illuminates the key role that the global economic shocks of the 1970s played in bringing the Cold War to a close.

Educational Background
Ph.D., History, University of Virginia, 2018
M.A., History, University of Virginia, 2014
B.A., History with honors, Stanford University, 2011
Regions of Interest
United States
Research Topics
Russian and U.S. foreign relations
International history
Geopolitics of energy
Political Economy
Representative Publications
“Global Reaganomics: Budget Deficits, Capital Flows, and the International Economy,” in Jonathan R. Hunt and Simon Miles, eds., The Reagan Moment: America and the World in the 1980s (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2021), 84-102
"The Soviet Union, CMEA, and the Energy Crisis of the 1970s,” Journal of Cold War Studies 22, no. 4 (2020): 4-30
“Western Europe and the Collapse of Bretton Woods,” International Journal 74, No. 2 (2019)" 282-300.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, International Affairs, Indiana University