John Ahlquist

Associate Professor

John Ahlquist is an associate professor at the School. His research focuses on political economy, comparative politics, labor market institutions, income inequality and international trade. 

He is a research associate in political economy at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. His most recent book is “In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism,” with Margaret Levi (Princeton University Press, 2013).

Prior to joining UC San Diego, Ahlquist held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and Florida State University.

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Education and CV

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Washington, 2008
A.B., Political Economy of Industrial Societies, UC Berkeley, 1998

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Selected Recent Publications

"No Really—What’s the Difference Between a Democrat and a Socialist?" Bloomberg Politics, July 31, 2015.

John Ahlquist