Political Economy

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

The Political Economy program examines the relationship between politics and economics in modern societies, focusing on problems of both domestic and international policy. The curriculum is both multi- and interdisciplinary and is based on the assumption that political-economic relationships are affected by society, culture, geography, and demographics.

Political Economy is administered by the International & Area Studies Academic Program (IAS).

Undergraduate Programs

Political Economy: BA, Minor

Graduate Program

There is no graduate program in Political Economy.

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Courses

Political Economy

Faculty and Instructors

+ Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Faculty

Richard Ashcroft, Lecturer.
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+ Maximilian Auffhammer, Professor. Climate change, econometrics, air pollution, environmental economics, energy economics.
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Stephanie Ballenger, Lecturer. Interdisciplinary Social Science Programs.
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David Beecher, Lecturer. Interdisciplinary Social Science Programs, Political Economy.
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Crystal Chang Cohen, Lecturer.
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+ Khalid Kadir, Lecturer. Global Poverty & Practice Minor, International & Area Studies.
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Alan Karras, Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Social Science Programs and Senior Lecturer. Interdisciplinary Social Science Programs, Political Economy.
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Mario Muzzi, Lecturer.
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Matthew Specter, Lecturer.
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Clare Talwalker, Lecturer. Global Studies, Global Poverty and Practice, Political Economy, South Asia.
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Steven Vogel, Professor and Chair of Political Economy. Political economy or comparative political economy, market governance, regulation, the Japanese model of capitalism, Japanese politics, political science.
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Contact Information

International and Area Studies Academic Program

101 Stephens Hall

Phone: 510-642-4466

Fax: 510-642-9850

iastp@berkeley.edu

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Political Economy Chair, Professor of Political Science

Steven Vogel

768 Barrows Hall

svogel@berkeley.edu

Associate Director

Alan Karras

101 Stephens Hall

Phone: 510-643-3185

karras@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Nithya Raghunathan

101 Stephens Hall

Phone: 510-643-7282

nraghunathan@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Dreux Montgomery

101 Stephens Hall

Phone: 510-643-4157

dmontgom@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Alex Maurice

101 Stephens Hall

Phone: 510-643-4159

amaurice@berkeley.edu

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