I am a political scientist at the Université de Montréal, where I read on comparative and international political economy. I am particularly interested in the politics of international taxation and foreign direct investment, but I have also worked on economic voting, monetary policy, foreign aid, and research methods. My articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as International Organization, the Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly and Political Analysis.

Here’s a picture of me with Invader, in case you need to spot me in the hotel lobby at some conference: vincent.jpg (Photo credit: Amy). And here’s how I pronounce my weird hyphenated last name: arel-bundock.mp3 (“Arel” as in “barrel”; “Bundock” as in “bun” + “duck”).

Go blue!

Research

Preprint PDFs, supplementary materials, replication code, and data for all my published articles are archived by the Open Science Foundation. The final published versions are almost certainly available on Sci-Hub.

Thematically, these articles are probably closest to the stuff I am currently working on:

See my CV for a complete list of writings.

Code

  • marginaleffects: R package to compute and plot predictions, slopes, marginal means, and comparisons (contrasts, risk ratios, odds ratios, etc.) for over 70 classes of statistical models in R. Conduct linear and non-linear hypothesis tests, as well as equivalence tests using the delta method.
  • modelsummary: Beautiful, customizable, publication-ready data and model summaries in R. See Arel-Bundock (2022) in the Journal of Statistical Software.
  • tinytable: A small but powerful R package to draw beautiful tables in a variety of formats: HTML, LaTeX, Word, PDF, PNG, Markdown, and Typst. The user interface is minimalist and easy to learn, while giving users access to powerful frameworks to create endlessly customizable tables.
  • altdoc: A simple and powerful package to create documentation websites for R packages. altdoc makes it trivial to create beautiful websites for simple R packages, and it can efficiently organize documentation for complex projects with hundreds of functions or dozens vignettes.
  • countrycode: R package to convert country codes and country names. See Arel-Bundock, Enevoldsen and Yetman (2018) in the Journal of Open Source Software.
  • WDI: R package to search and download thousands of panel data series from the World Bank's World Development Indicators.
  • tinysnapshot: Snapshots for unit tests using the tinytest framework for R. Includes expectations to test base R and ggplot2 plots as well as console output from print().
  • regrets: R package to print facts and pictures of egrets (h/t Jane Sumner)
  • violets: Violets are BLUE. OLS is too. An R package which re-estimates fancy statistical models using simple OLS. (h/t Alton BH Worthington)

Data

  • Political Risk Insurance and Finance: This project aims to make available firm-level information about every insurance contract issued, financing project initiated, and insurance claim settled by the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
  • Central Bankers’ speeches: A collection of 14601 speeches given by central bankers between 1997 and 2018. Collected in preparation for the article 'Adding rooms onto a house we love: Central banking after the global financial crisis', with Juliet Johnson and Vlad Portniaguine.
  • Rdatasets: A collection of 2000+ datasets that were originally distributed alongside the statistical software environment R and some of its add-on packages. The goal is to make these data more broadly accessible for teaching and statistical software development. Each dataset is distributed in comma-separated values format, with detailed html documentation.