Professor Bartley’s areas of specialization include global political economy and governance, environment and sustainability standards, and work and labor standards.
After earning his doctorate at the University of Arizona, Bartley joined the faculty at Indiana University. He has also held visiting scholar positions at Princeton University’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou, China), the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Köln, Germany), and MIT. He served as associate professor at Ohio State University before moving to Wash. U. in 2017.
Bartley's most recent book, Rules without Rights: Land, Labor, and Private Authority in the Global Economy, was published by Oxford University Press in 2018.