Link's research interests are in the economic and intellectual history of twentieth-century capitalism. Stefan's dissertation is entitled: "A Fordist International, 1917-1941." It examines how modernizers of different political hues and geographical backgrounds appropriated ideas and practices associated with the label "Fordism" between World War I and World War II. It aims to establish the intellectual, social, and economic significance of Fordism as a modernist counter-practice to liberal capitalism. In 2011-2012, Stefan's finishing year is funded by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.