FLS 3e World Politics: Interests, Interactions, Institutions. New York: W. W. Norton.First Edition 2009; Second Edition 2013; Third Edition 2016
HIR Hierarchy In International Relations.Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009. 
 ET Entangling Relations: American Foreign Policy in its Century. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999.
 PPFT Power, Protection, and Free Trade: International Sources of U.S. Commercial Strategy, 1887-1939. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988.


Edited Books

Proxy Wars: Suppressing Violence through Local Agents (with Eli Berman). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019.
The Behavioral Revolution and International Relations (with Emilie Hafner-Burton, Stephan Haggard, and David Victor). International Organization (Special Issue) 51, S1 (2017).
PNHT Politics in the New Hard Times: The Great Recession in Comparative Perspective (with Miles Kahler). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013.

  • Anatomy of Crisis: The Great Recession and Political Change (with Miles Kahler)
GLS The Credibility of Transnational NGOs: When Virtue is Not Enough (with Peter A. Gourevitch and Janice Gross Stein). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

  • Beyond Virtue: Evaluating and Enhancing the Credibiilty of Non-Governmental Organizations (with Peter Gourevitch)
  • Credibility and Compromises (with Peter Gourevitch and David A. Lake)
 HLNT Delegation and Agency in International Organizations (with Darren Hawkins, Daniel Nielson, and Michael J. Tierney). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

  • Delegation Under Anarchy: States, International Organizations, and Principal-Agent Theory (with Darren Hawkins, Daniel Nielson, and Michael J. Tierney).
  • The Logic of Delegation to International Organizations (with Mathew D. McCubbins.
 Kahler Lake Governance in a Global Economy: Political Authority in Transition (with Miles Kahler). Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.

Lake Powell Strategic Choice in International Relations (with Robert Powell). Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999.

  • International Relations: A Strategic-Choice Approach (with Robert Powell), pp.3-38.
Lake Rothchild The International Spread of Ethnic Conflict: Fear, Diffusion, and Escalation (with Donald Rothchild). Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998.

  • Spreading Fear: The Genesis of Transnational Ethnic Conflict (with Donald Rothchild), pp.3-32.
  • Containing Fear: The Management of Transnational Ethnic Conflict” (with Donald Rothchild), pp.203-26.

Ethnic Fears and Global Engagement (with Donald Rothchild), pp.339-50.

Lake Morgan Regional Orders: Building Security in a New World (with Patrick M. Morgan). University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997.

The New Regionalism in Security Affairs (with Patrick M. Morgan), pp.3-19.
  • Regional Security Complexes: A Systems Approach, pp.46-67.
  • Building Security in the New World of Regional Orders, pp.343-53.
The International Political Economy of Trade, 2 volumes. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1993.
 ILM The State and American Foreign Economic Policy (with G. John Ikenberry and Michael Mastanduno). Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988. Originally appeared as a special issue of International Organization, 42, 1 (Winter 1988).

 FLB International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth (with Jeffry A. Frieden and J. Lawrence Broz). New York: W. W. Norton. First edition, 1987; second edition, 1991; third edition 1995; fourth edition 2000, fifth edition 2010; sixth edition 2017. 
Also published in Chinese by Peking University Press, 2004.