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Personality vs Institutions: Do leaders matter?
Sept. 19, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Meet GPS’s new assistant professor, Maria Carreri, whose research in political economy looks at the role of individual political leaders in determining policy outcomes

Madeleine Albright inspires future diplomats
July 30, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
America’s first female secretary of state offers sage wisdom on democracy, human rights and the American dream to a roomful of future GPS changemakers

Forum on U.S.-China Relations to Bridge Divide between Washington and Beijing
July 29, 2019 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News Inaugural bipartisan forum from Aug. 12 to 16 at UC San Diego to draw two former National Security Advisors, Chinese Ambassador to U.S. and other major figures

Shaping San Diego’s Workforce: UC San Diego Trains Next Generation of Region’s Policymakers
April 25, 2019 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News
Leaders from City Council, EDC, Chamber of Commerce, Port Authority, SANDAG and U.S. Senate play critical role in developing new public policy training programs

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Faculty and Research

Related Faculty

  • John Ahlquist

    John Ahlquist

    Associate Professor

    Research Fields: political economy, comparative politics, labor market institutions, income inequality, international trade

  • Renee Bowen

    Renee Bowen

    Associate Professor

    Research fields: political economy, microeconomic theory, international trade

  • Maria Carreri

    Maria Carreri

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: comparative political economy, political selection, executive competence, local politics

  • Tai Ming Cheung

    Tai Ming Cheung

    Professor; Director, UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

    Research Fields: China, Chinese and East Asian defense and national security affairs, especially related to economic, industrial, technology and innovation issues

  • Peter Cowhey

    Peter Cowhey

    Dean and Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Communications and Technology Policy

    Research Fields: U.S. trade policy, foreign policy, communications and information technology, Internet, biological threats, international corporate strategy, microfinance industry to alleviate poverty

  • Jesse Driscoll

    Jesse Driscoll

    Associate Professor; Chair, Global Leadership Institute

    Research Fields: comparative politics, international relations, civil war, voting, Central Asia
  • Richard Feinberg

    Richard Feinberg

    Professor

    Research Fields: Cuba, Latin America, U.S. foreign policy, multilateral institutions, trade and investment, globalization, democratization, non-governmental organizations

  • Rafael Fernández de Castro

    Rafael Fernández de Castro

    Professor; Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

    Research fields: U.S.-Mexico relations, foreign policy, immigration and security in Latin America

  • Francisco Garfias

    Francisco Garfias

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: comparative political economy, state capacity, taxation, social conflict, Latin American politics, Mexican politics, econometrics

  • Joshua Graff Zivin

    Joshua Graff Zivin

    Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs

    Research Fields: environmental, public health, development, innovation economics

  • Emilie Hafner-Burton

    Emilie Hafner-Burton

    John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of International Justice and Human Rights; Co-director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

    Research Fields: international law and regulation, human rights, election violence, trade and investment, behavioral economics, political psychology, and social networks

  • Stephan Haggard

    Stephan Haggard

    Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies; Director, Korea-Pacific Program

    Research Fields: international relations, political economy, globalization, East Asia, North and South Korea

  • Zoltan L. Hajnal

    Zoltan L. Hajnal

    Professor

    Research Fields: racial and ethnic politics, urban politics, immigration, election administration, voting rights, American politics, political behavior

  • Ruixue Jia

    Ruixue Jia

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: China, development economics, economic history, political economy

  • Gaurav Khanna

    Gaurav Khanna

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: development economics, labor economics, applied econometrics

  • Craig McIntosh

    Craig McIntosh

    Professor; Co-director, Policy Design and Evaluation Lab

    Research Fields: development economics, agricultural and resource economics, program evaluation, microeconomics, anti-poverty policies

  • Barry Naughton

    Barry Naughton

    Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs

    Research Fields: Chinese economy, foreign trade and investment, economic reform 

  • Lauren Prather

    Lauren Prather

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: foreign policy, migration, democracy promotion and democratization, Middle East

  • Nico Ravanilla

    Nico Ravanilla

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: comparative politics, public policy, governance, Southeast Asia

  • Kate Ricke

    Kate Ricke

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: climate change, public policy

  • Krislert Samphantharak

    Krislert Samphantharak

    Associate Professor and Associate Dean

    Research Fields: corporate finance, economic development, family businesses, business groups in East and Southeast Asia, financial institutions in village economies, Thailand

  • Weiyi Shi

    Weiyi Shi

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: China, political economy, foreign policy

  • Victor Shih

    Victor Shih

    Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations, Associate Professor

    Research Fields: China, political economy, Chinese banking policies, Chinese politics

  • David Victor

    David Victor

    Professor; Co-director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation; Center for Global Transformation Endowed Chair in Innovation and Public Policy 

    Research Fields: human rights, international law, energy policy, climate change policy

  • Barbara F. Walter

    Barbara F. Walter

    Professor

    Research Fields: international security, civil wars, terrorism/counter-terrorism

Related Research Centers and Programs

  • Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

    Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

    Exploring when and why laws actually work, this living laboratory looks across an array of issues from environment and energy to human rights, trade and security.
  • Policy Design and Evaluation Lab

    Policy Design and Evaluation Lab

    Combining advanced social science methodology with the power of information technology, this lab designs policies and programs that alleviate poverty; promote health, welfare and security; and enhance accountability.

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