Political Economy

University of California, Berkeley


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

Political Economy: DE (Designated Emphasis)

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Political Economy

Contact Information

International and Area Studies Academic Program

101 Stephens Hall

Phone: 510-642-4466


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Professor, Political Economy and Political Science, Director, Political Economy

Steven Vogel


Associate Director

Alan Karras

123 Stephens Hall

Phone: 510-643-3185


Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Dreux Montgomery

101 Stephens Hall

Phone: 510-643-4157


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