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Current Editors

Cristina Bodea
Andrew Kerner
Shahryar Minhas
Ha Eun Choi

Links to past issues of The Political Economist are available below.

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Lisa L. Martin (University of Wisconsin-Madison) & Thomas Risse (Free University of Berlin), "Testing the Liberal International Order: Resilience and Withdrawal"

Kathleen R. McNamara (Georgetown University), "How Culture and Identity Structure Markets: The Pandemic and Beyond"

Jeffry Frieden (Harvard University), "International Pandemic Politics"
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Diana C. Mutz (University of Pennsylvania), "The China Threat in the American Mind"

Cameron Ballard-Rosa (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), "Trade Shocks, Authoritarian Values, and the Rise of Right-Wing Populism"

Soo Yeon Kim & Darren Cheong (National University of Singapore), "Pandemics and the Politics of Trade"


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Eddy Malesky (Duke), "New Perspectives on Classic Political Economy with Firm-level Data"

Weiyi Shi (UC San Diego) and Boliang Zhu (Penn State) "Political Risk and Emerging Market Multinational Corporations"

In Song Kim (MIT) "Empirical Studies of Firm-level Political Activities"

Zhao Li (Princeton), "Looking Inside the Black Box of Firms: A Proposal for a Research Agenda"
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Jennifer Alix-Garcia (Oregon State) and Emily Sellars (Yale), "Persistence and Place: History and Geography in Political Economy"

David Dow and Erik Wibbels (Duke), "Imagery, Machine Vision and Political Economy"

Gordon C. McCord (UC San Diego), "GIS, Remote Sensing and Lessons for Economic Development"


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Frances McCall Rosenbluth (Yale University), "The Political Economy of Gender"

Soledad Artiz Prillaman (Harvard University), "Unraveling the Persistent Political Gender Gap in Developing Countries"

Amanda Clayton (Vanderbilt University), "Changing Priorities? The Distributional Consequences of Women’s Increased Political Representation"
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Thad Dunning (University of California Berkeley), Guy Grossman (University of Pennsylvania), Macartan Humphreys (Columbia University), Susan Hyde (University of California, Berkeley), and Craig McIntosh (University of California, San Diego), "Reflections on Challenges in Cumulative Learning from the Metaketa Initiative"

Sarah Bush (Temple University), Aaron Erlich (McGill University), Lauren Prather (University of California, San Diego), and Yael Zeira (University of Mississippi), "Lessons from Results-Blind Review"

David D. Laitin (Stanford University), "Is there Transparency if no one is Looking?"


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Luigi Guiso (Einaudi Institute of Economics and Finance and CEPR), Helios Herrera (Warwick University), Massimo Morelli (Bocconi University and CEPR), and Tommaso Sonno (Université Catholique de Louvain and CEPR), "Populism: Protection Demand and Disinformation Supply"

Katherine Cramer (University of Wisconsin), "The Perspectives of Populism"

Kirk A. Hawkins (Brigham Young University), "The Challenge of Populism"


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J. Bradford Jensen, Dennis Quinn, and Stephen Weymouth (Georgetown University), "Trade Exposure and the Protectionist Turn in US Presidential Politics"

Iain Osgood (University of Michigan) and Margaret Peters (UCLA), "Trade Policy, Employment, and Elections"

Erica Owen (Texas A&M University), "Exposure to Offshoring and the Politics of Trade Liberalization"

Justin Pierce (Federal Reserve Board of Governors) and Peter Schott (Yale School of Management), "Escape through Export"
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Alexandre Debs and Nuno Monteiro (Yale University), "Political Economy and the Causes of War"

Oeindrila Dube and Maria Carreri (New York University), "Do Natural Resources Influence Who Comes to Power, and How?"

Saumitra Jha (Stanford Graduate School of Business) and Moses Shayo (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), "Financial Market Exposure Raises Support for Peace"

Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University) and Omar Garcia-Ponce (Center for Global Development), "Critical Junctures: Independence Movements and Democracy in Africa"


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Jeffry Frieden (Harvard University), "Political and Economic Origins of the Crisis in the Eurozone"

Barry Eichengreen (University of California, Berkeley), "Deja Vu All Over Again"

Stefanie Walter (University of Zurich), "The Distributive Politics of the Eurozone Crisis"
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Daron Acemoglu (MIT), Camilo García-Jimeno (University of Pennsylvania), and James Robinson (Harvard University), "The Role of State Capacity in Economic Development"

Yuen Yuen Ang (University of Michigan), "Which Comes First in Development – State Capacity or Economic Growth?"

Timothy Besley (London School of Economics) and Torsten Persson (IIES, Stockholm University), "State Capacity, Institutions, and Development"


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Ben Ansell (University of Oxford) and David Samuels (University of Minnesota), "Inequality and Democratization: An Elite-Competitive Approach"

Pablo Beramendi (Duke University), "State Capacity and Inequality"

Emmanuel Saez (University of California, Berkeley) and Gabriel Zucman (London School of Economics), "Wealth Inequality in the United States since 1913"
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Steven Pincus (Yale University), "History and Political Science: A Productive Interchange"

Jean-Laurent Rosenthal (California Institute of Technology), "A Few Good Dates"

David Stasavage (New York University), "The Return of History in Political Science?"


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Paul Dragos Aligaca (George Mason University), "Elinor Ostrom"

Daniel Drezner (Tufts University), "Albert Hirschman"

John Nye (George Mason University), "James Buchanan"

David Weimer (University of Wisconsin), "William A. Niskanen, Jr."


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Chad Brown (World Bank), "Counter-Cyclical Research on the Counter-Cyclical Trade Policy?"

Edward Mansfield (University of Pennsylvania) and Helen Milner (Princeton University), "Preferential Trade Agreements in Hard Times"

Soo Yeon Kim (National University of Singapore), "Protectionism During Recessions: Is This Time Different?"
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Scott Ashworth (University of Chicago), "Voters' Interest in Campaign Finance Regulation: Formal Models"

Stephen Ansolabehere (Harvard University), "Citizens United and the Changing Political Economy of Campaign Finance"


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Georgy Egorov (Northwestern University) and Konstantin Sonin (New Economic School, Moscow), "Authoritarian Politics 101: Examples and Exercises"

Adam Meirowitz (Princeton University) and Joshua Tucker (New York University), "Formal Models and Political Protests"
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Daniel P. Aldrich (Purdue University), "The March 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Crisis in Japan: A Political-Economy Perspective"

Thomas Plümper (University of Essex) and Eric Neumayer (London School of Economics), "Earthquake Mortality and Damage"


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Jeffrey Frieden (Harvard University), "A Classic Foreign Debt Crisis"

David Andrew Singer (MIT), "Is This Time Different?"

Ernesto Zedillo (Yale Center for the Study of Globalization), "The Importance of Macroeconomic Policy Coordination"
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William Roberts Clark (University of Michigan), "Toward a Political Economy of Religion"


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John Patty (Washington University), "Taking Something Clean and Making it messy: Dimensionality, Sincerity, and Institutions"
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Raymond Duch (University of Oxford), "Selecting Obama: The 2008 Economic Vote in Context"


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Nathan Jensen and Jong Hee Park (Washington University), "Where's the Beef? The Political Economy of US Agriculture Policy"
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Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (University of Chicago), "The Political Economy of Terrorism"


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Daniel Diermeier (Northwestern University), "Private Politics-A Research Agenda"
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Rick Wilson (Rice University) with Mark Isaac (Florida State University), "Political Economy and Experiments"


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John Aldrich (Duke University), "New Directions in the Study of Institutions"

Nolan McCarty (Princeton University), "Congressional Studies and Political Economy"
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Ethan Kapstein (University of Oxford), "The Political Economy of International Cooperation: A View From Fairness Economics"

Peter Rosendorff (New York University), "Domestic Politics and Enforcement of International Agreements"
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Susanne Lohmann (UCLA), "The Politics of Monetary Policy are About to Come Roaring Back From the Dead"

Carles Boix (Princeton University), "Political Institutions and Fiscal Policy"


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John Alford (Rice University) and John Hibbing (University of Nebraska), "Biology and Rational Choice"

John Orbell (University of Oregon), "Science, Anti-Science, and Rational Choice"
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Lee Alston (University of Colorado), "The 'Case' for Case Studies in Political Economy"

Jim Granato (University of Houston), "Scientific Progress in Quantitative Political Economy"
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Philip Keefer (World Bank), "From Settler Mortality to Patrimonialism: Weaving the Dynamics of Political Competition into the Political Economy of Development"

Daron Acemoglu (MIT), Simon Johnson (MIT), and James Robinson (Harvard University), "Economic History and Political Science: Clarifying the Questions, Methods, and Answers"


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Adam Przeworski (New York University), "Economic History and Political Science"


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Elisabeth Gerber (University of Michigan), "What is Political Economy?"
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Peter Hall (Harvard University), "Adapting Methodology to Ontology in Comparative Politics"


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Jeffry Frieden (Harvard University) and Lisa Martin (University of Wisconsin), "International Political Economy: The State of the Sub-Discipline"


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Torsten Persson (IIES) and Guido Tabellini (Bocconi University), "Electoral Rules, Forms of Government, and Fiscal Policy"
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Allan Drazen (University of Maryland), "How Does Politics Affect Economic Outcomes? Insights from "New" Political Economy"