David Baldwin is a Senior Political Scientist at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is also an Affiliate at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and Wallach Professor Emeritus of World Order Studies at Columbia University. Baldwin is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Political Science Association, the International Political Science Association, International Studies Association and the British International Studies Association. His research interests include international political economy, international politics, and American foreign policy.

Baldwin served as Director of the Institute of War and Peace Studies from 1987 to 1994. He has held teaching assignments at Dartmouth College and at the London School of Economics and Political Science and served as a research fellow at Brookings Institution. Baldwin was awarded the Gladys M. Kammerer Award for best political science publication in 1985 on U.S. national policy.

Baldwin received an A.B. in Economics from Indiana University, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University.