Current research interests include the application of formal models to the study of bargaining in international crises and quantitative analyses of the causes of war.
Professor Morgan uses formal modeling techniques in his research to explain foreign policy decisions and international conflict. He is the author of Untying the Knot of War (1994, University of Michigan Press) and numerous articles in scholarly journals. His latest book, A Theory of Foreign Policy, (co-authored with Glenn Palmer) was published by Princeton University Press in 2006. Dr. Morgan's current research exploring the use and effectiveness of economic sanctions has been supported by the National Science Foundation.