Professor Deese researches the international and comparative politics of energy and climate policies worldwide; the role of reputation and political leadership in international politics; the political economy of international trade; and the interaction of economics and security in US foreign policy. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Yale University and a United States Fulbright Specialist Scholar.
He is the author of The International Political Economy of Trade; Globalization: Causes and Effects; and World Trade Politics: Power, Principles, and Leadership.
He teaches graduate courses on global public goods, the roles and design of institutions in international politics, and undergraduate courses on international political economy, liberalism and American foreign policy, and the US and global politics of energy and climate policy.
The Handbook of the International Political Economy of Trade, editor, Edward Elgar, 2014, paper edition, 2016
Globalization: Cases and Effects, edited., 2012, Ashgate Publishing
World Trade Politics: Power, Principles, and Leadership, 2008 London: Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
The New Politics of American Foreign Policy, edited, St. Martin's, 1994
Oil Industry Strategies in the 1990s, edited, Cambridge Energy Research Associates, 1992.
Energy and Security, edited with Joseph S. Nye, Harper & Row, 1981.
Nuclear Nonproliferation: The Spent Fuel Problem, edited with Frederick C. Williams, Pergamon Press, 1979.
Nuclear Power and Radioactive Waste: A Sub-Seabed Disposal Option?, Lexington Books, 1978. Spanish language edition, 1980.