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 that Amy took of me with Invader, in case you need to spot me in the hotel lobby at some conference: vincent.jpg. 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!


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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)


  • 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.