Faisal is an Assistant Professor in the Politics Department. His research and teaching interests focus on political economy and international economics. His work is interdisciplinary and has been published in various peer-reviewed journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Economic Journal – Macroeconomics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.
Some of the research on financial transfers has contributed to two book projects, The Perils of International Capital and Conquest and Rents: Political Economy in Muslim Societies. Other strands of my work explore topics in development, international economic law, and the political economy of migration.
Faisal completed his doctoral training at the University of Chicago and studied math and economics as an undergraduate at Northwestern University. Prior to joining the faculty at Princeton, he was a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University. He spent the 2016-2017 academic year as the William C. Bark National Fellow at the Hoover Institute and most recently was a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies. Before transitioning to academia, Faisal spent a few years as an international and macroeconomist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.