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Education

▪  Ph.D. in Political Science, Duke University (1995)

▪  M.A. in Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark (1988)

 

Appointments and affiliations

▪  Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy (2005-)

▪  Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University (2001-2005)

▪  John L. Loeb Associate Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University (1999-2001)

▪  Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University (1994-1999)

▪  Faculty Associate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (2002-)

▪  Faculty Associate at the Center for European Studies (1994-)

▪  Faculty Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (1999-)

▪  Visiting scholar, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Fall 1997; Summer 1996, 1999)

▪  International Fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (1993-1994)

 

Professional service

▪  Chair, Political Economy and Government Program (PEG), Harvard (2005-)

▪  Director of Graduate Studies, Political Economy and Government Program (PEG), Harvard (2009-)

▪  Member of the Standing and Admissions Committees for the Political Economy and Government Program, Harvard (2001-)

▪  Member, Scientific Advisory Council for the Max Planck Institute, Cologne (2002-2008)

▪  Member, Council of International Advisors for Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero and SPOE (2008-2011)

▪  Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Marie Curie Project on Political Responses to Economic Change (PI: Anne Wren) (2006-2011)

▪  Member of the editorial boards of the American Political Science Review, Cambridge University Press (Studies in Comparative Politics), World Politics, and Political Science Network

▪  Referee for the American Journal of Political Science; American Political Science Review; American Sociological Review; British Journal of Industrial Relations; British Journal of Political Science; Comparative Political Studies; Cambridge University Press, Comparative Politics; Economic Journal, Economics Letters, Econometrica, Electoral Studies; International Organization; Journal of Politics; Journal of Socio-Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Political Analysis; Quarterly Journal of Economics; Scandinavian Political Studies; Theoretical Politics

▪  Member, Executive Committee of the APSA Comparative Politics section (2003-2005)

▪  Co-organizer (with Jonas Pontusson, Frances Rosenbluth, and David Soskice) of Workshop in Comparative Political Economy (Princeton 2007; Harvard 1999, 2005; Yale 2001, 2004, 2008; Cornell 2002; Duke 2009)

▪  Standing Committee for Social Studies, Harvard (2001-2006)

▪  Standing Committee for European Studies, Harvard (1994-)

▪  Steering Committee for the Center for European Studies, Harvard (1996‑98; 2002-2004; 2006-2007)

▪  Member and Chair of senior and junior appointment committees, Harvard

▪  Member and Chair of promotion committees for the Government Department and Social Studies

▪  Member of Ad Hoc University Promotion Committees, Harvard

▪  Co-organizer (with Alberto Alesina and Jim Alt) of the “Challenges to the European Welfare State” (fall 2005 - spring 2006)

▪  Co-chair (with Jim Alt) of the Political Institutions and Inequality Study Group, Center for European Studies (2004-2006)

▪  Co-chair (with Peter Hall, and George Ross) of the State and Capitalism since 1800 Seminar, Center for European Studies (1995-2005; 2014-15 with Suzanne Berger)

▪  Co-chair (with Sofia Perez) of the European Political Economy and New Institutionalism Study Group, Center for European Studies (1996-1998)

▪  Chair, Olson Committee for the Best Dissertation in Political Economy (2003)

▪  Chair, Luebbert Best Article Award Committee, APSA Comparative Politics Section (2001; 2008).

▪  Chair, International Political Economy Division, APSA 2002

▪  Teaching Fellow Coordinator (2000)

▪  Reviewer for the National Science Foundation, Austrian Science Foundation, the Danish Science Foundation

▪  Member of Presidential Nomination Committee for the Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association

▪  Member/chair of dissertation committees (currently 11)

▪  Member of search committee, European Politics, Harvard University (1998)

▪  Member of Sage Paper Award Committee of the APSA Comparative Politics Section (1998)

▪  Member of Graduate Affairs Committee, Department of Government, Harvard University

▪  Member of Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Government, Harvard University

▪  Member of Conant Fellowship Committee, Center for European Studies, Harvard University

▪  Member of the Program for the Study of Germany Grant Committee

▪  Member of selection committee, Center of European Studies’ Summer Travel Grant

 

Courses taught

▪  Comparative politics field seminar (graduate)

▪  Political economy (undergraduate and graduate)

▪  Proseminar on inequality and social policy (graduate/ Kennedy School)

▪  Institutional foundations of capitalism (graduate)

▪  West European politics (undergraduate)

▪  Elections and political parties (undergraduate)

▪  Politics of inequality (undergraduate)

▪  Research workshop on political economy (graduate)

▪  Research workshop on comparative politics (graduate)

 

Honors and awards

▪  Victoria Schuck Award for the best book published on women and politics in 2010 (with Frances Rosenbluth). American Political Science Association 2011.

▪  Guggenheim Fellow, 2008.

▪  Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University (1999-2000).

▪  Gregory Luebbert Best Article Award for best article published in the field of comparative politics in 2005 or 2006 (with David Soskice), American Political Science Association, Comparative Politics Section, 2007.

▪  Best Book on European Politics and Society Award published in 2005, American Political Science Association, European Politics and Society Section, 2006.

▪  Best Paper on Political Economy Award (with Frances Rosenbluth), American Political Science Association 2004, Political Economy Section.

▪  Sage Paper Prize for the best paper in comparative politics presented at the 1999 American Political Science Association Meeting (with Thomas Cusack), Comparative Politics Section 2000.

▪  Gabriel Almond Award for best dissertation published in comparative politics in 1994 or 1995, American Political Science Association 1996.

▪  Runner-up for the Gregory Luebbert Book Award for best book in the field of comparative politics published in 1998 or 1999, American Political Science Association, Comparative Politics Section 2000.

▪  Runner-up for the Gregory Luebbert Best Article Award for the best article in the field of comparative politics published in 1994 or 1995, American Political Science Association, Comparative Politics Section, 1996

▪  Selected as visiting fellow at the Stanford Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, 2002.

▪  Weatherhead Center for International Affairs research grant for a semester of leave (fall 2004).

▪  John L. Loeb Associate Chair, Harvard University (1999)

▪  Career Development Award, Harvard University (1999)

▪  National Science Foundation's Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Scholarship (1993)

▪  Social Science Research Council International Doctoral Research Fellowship (1992) James B. Duke International Studies Fellowship (1989-91)

▪  Honors on all Comprehensive Examinations (1991)

▪  Scholarship to the Hoover Summer Program in International Relations at Stanford University (1990)

▪  Danish Research Academy Fellowship for International Doctoral Studies (1988)Scholarship from the Fulbright Foundation and the Denmark‑America Foundation (1986)

 

List of Publications

 

Books:

▪  Women, Work, and Power: The Political Economy of Gender Inequality (with Frances Rosenbluth). Yale University Press, 2010.

▪  Capitalism, Democracy, and Welfare. Cambridge University Press, 2005.

▪  Contested Economic Institutions: The Politics of Macroeconomics and Wage Bargaining in Advanced Democracies. Cambridge University Press, 1999.

▪  Unions, Employers and Central Banks: Macroeconomic Coordination and Institutional Change in Social Market Economies (edited with Jonas Pontusson and David Soskice). Cambridge University Press, 2000.

 

Refereed journal articles:

▪  Politics for Markets.” (with David Soskice). Journal of European Social Policy, forthcoming .  

▪  The Politics of Opting Out: Explaining Educational Financing and Popular Support for Public Spending” (with Marius Busemeyer). Socio-Economic Review 12,April 2014, 299-328. 

▪  Rational Voting With Socially Embedded Individuals.” (with Sam Abrams and David Soskice). British Journals of Political Science 41,April 2011, 229-257. [Lead]

▪  Inequality and Redistribution: A Unified Approach to the Role of Economics and Political Institutions.” (with David Soskice). Revue Economique 62 (4) 2011, 629-642. [Lead]

▪  “Real Exchange Rates and Competitiveness: The Political Economy of Skill Formation, Wage Compression, and Electoral Systems” (with David Soskice), American Political Science Review 103, August 2010, 601-623.

▪  “The Coevolution of Capitalism and Political Representation: Explaining the Choice of Electoral Systems” (with Tom Cusack and David Soskice), American Political Science Review 103, May 2010, 393-403. 

▪  “Distribution and Redistribution: The Shadow From the Ninetenth Century” (with David Soskice), World Politics, July 2009, 438-86.

▪  “Partisan Politics, the Welfare State, and Three Worlds of Human Capital Formation” (with John Stephens), Comparative Political Studies 41, April-May 2008, 600-37.

▪  “Work and Power: The Connection between Female Labor Force Participation and Female Political Representation” (with Frances Rosenbluth), Annual Review of Political Science 11, June 2008, 479-95.

▪  “Economic Interests and the Origins of Political Systems” (with Tom Cusack and David Soskice), American Political Science Review 101, August 2007, 372-91 [Lead].

▪  “New Macroeconomics and Political Science” (with David Soskice), Annual Review of Political Science. June 2006, 425-53.

▪  “The Political Economy of Gender: Explaining Cross-National Variation in the Gender Division of Labor and the Gender Voting Gap (with Frances Rosenbluth), American Journal of Political Science 50 (1), January 2006, 1-20 [Lead].

▪  “Risk at Work: The Demand and Supply of Government Redistribution” (with Tom Cusack and Philipp Rehm). Oxford Review of Economic Policy 2006.

▪  “Electoral Institutions and the Politics of Coalitions: Why Some Democracies Redistribute More than Others” (with David Soskice). American Political Science Review 100 (2), May 2006, 165-82.

▪  “Divorce and the Gender Division of Labor in Comparative Perspective” (with Frances Rosenbluth and David Soskice). Social Politics 12, summer 2005, 216-42.

▪  “An Asset Theory of Social Policy Preferences” (with David Soskice). American Political Science Review, December 2001, 875-93.

▪  “The Causes of Welfare State Expansion: Deindustrialization or Globalization?” (with Thomas Cusack). World Politics 52, April 2000, pp. 313-349.

▪  “Institutions and Economic Performance in the 20th Century: Evidence from the Labor Market” (with Barry Eichengreen). Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 15 (4), 1999, pp. 121-38.

▪  “The Nonneutrality of Monetary Policy with Large Price or Wage Setters” (with David Soskice). Quarterly Journal of Economics, 115, February 2000, pp. 265-84.

▪  “The Political Economy of Inflation: Bargaining Structure or Central Bank Independence?” Public Choice, 99, June 1999, pp. 237-58 [Lead]. (Corrected version in December 1999 issue).

▪  “Multiple Wage Bargaining systems in the Single European Currency Area” (with David Soskice). Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Autumn 1998, pp. 110-124 (related version also published in Empirica 28 (4), 2001, 435-56).

▪  “Wage Bargaining, Central Bank Independence and the Real Effects of Money.” International Organization, 52, Summer 1998, pp. 469-504.

▪  “Equality, Employment, and Budgetary Restraint: The Trilemma of the Service Economy” (with Anne Wren). World Politics, 50, July 1998, pp. 507-46 [lead]. (Reprinted in Stephan Liebfried and Steffen Mau (eds.), Challenges to the Welfare State. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007).

 

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