Adam Chilton's research interests lie at the intersection of empirical legal studies and international law. His current research projects examine the ways that political considerations affect the United States' international trade and investment policy; whether enshrining rights within constitutions improves the protection of those rights; the comparative competency of the executive and judicial branches in foreign relations law; and how experimental methods can be used to study whether domestic politics influence compliance with international law.
Adam received a BA and MA in Political Science from Yale University. After college, Adam worked as a management consultant for BCG. He then went to Harvard University, where he earned a JD as well as a PhD in Political Science. Before joining the faculty, Adam taught at the Law School as a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law.