Elena V. McLean


Elena McLean.

Elena V. McLean


Elena V. McLean


Scholarly Interests

International political economy; international institutions; environmental politics

Contact Information

507 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-8444



Elena V. McLean is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. She specializes in the study of international institutions and international political economy, with a focus on foreign aid, economic sanctions and environmental cooperation. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Politics, Journal of Peace Research, and other journals


  • PhD, University of Rochester, 2007
  • MA, University of Rochester, 2005
  • BA, Lawrence University, 2001

Current Research

Design of sanctions and aid policies, and their intended and unintended consequences; informal politics in international organizations, and their effects on environmental and economic cooperation

Courses Taught

  • PSC 102 – Introduction to International Politics
  • PSC 328 – International Political Economy
  • PSC 322 – International Organizations
  • PSC 641 – International Economic Relations

Selected Publications