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

+ Maximilian Auffhammer, Professor. Climate change, econometrics, air pollution, environmental economics, energy economics.
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Stephanie Ballenger, Lecturer.
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David Beecher, Lecturer.
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Beverly Kay Crawford, Professor Emeritus.

J. Bradford Delong, Professor. Economics, globalization, economic growth, convergence, economics of post WWII Europe.
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+ Khalid Kadir, Lecturer. Global Poverty & Practice Minor, International & Area Studies.
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Alan Karras, Associate Director and Senior Lecturer.
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Lanchih Po, Associate Adjunct Professor.
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Daniel Sargent, Associate Professor. American history, International History, Contemporary History.
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Lecturers

Clare Talwalker, Lecturer. Qualitative methods, global poverty action, human rights, South Asia and economic anthropology.
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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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IAS Director, Political Economy Chair

Max Auffhammer

101 Stephens Hall

Phone: 510-643-5472

auffhammer@berkeley.edu

Lead Undergraduate Academic Adviser

Ethan Savage

101 Stephens Hall

Phone: 510-643-4156

ethansavage@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Academic Adviser

Nithya Raghunathan

101 Stephens Hall

Phone: 510-643-7282

nraghunathan@berkeley.edu

Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Dreux Montgomery

1995 University Ave. Ste 510E

Phone: 510-643-4157

dmontgom@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Adviser

Angelica Allen

101 Stephens Hall

Phone: 510-643-5149

angelicaallen@berkeley.edu

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