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Carla Norrlof
Research Associate

Email: carla.norrlof (at)


Carla Norrlof holds a political science and economics degree from Lund University, Sweden and a PhD in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies. She works on great powers, particularly US hegemony, with a focus on the relationship between political and economic power. Norrlof was consulted by Swiss private banking on the international role of the dollar and the euro. 

Currently, she is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and her research examines the impact of US security provision on America’s economic standing as well as the economic consequences of US grand strategy. She collaborates on three projects, one on the profitability of US primacy, another on the interaction between hegemonic and international order and a third on the micro-foundations of China’s unipolar challenge.

Field(s) of Interest
  • International Political Economy
  • International Security
  • International Relations
Selected Publications:
  • 2014. “Dollar Hegemony: A Power Analysis.”  Review of International PoliticalEconomy 21(5): 1042-70
  • 2010. America's Global Advantage: US Hegemony and International Cooperation.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.