I am a political scientist
working in the area of comparative political
economy. My particular interests lie in how key
capitalist institutions--things like money,
property, and private law, and the various
organizations and state agencies that manage
them--emerge, change, and affect economic
policy. For me, the best form of evidence on
these matters tends to be well-documented
narratives about particular historical episodes.
My recent research focuses on the Eurozone
crisis. I have also worked extensively on
politics and economics in the Soviet Union and
Post-Soviet Russia. Other interests include the
intellectual history of the social sciences,
especially the work of Karl Polanyi.
You may be interested in my
recent article "Governing
by Panic: The Politics of the Eurozone Crisis."
(Published version here).
For topical posts on Eurozone
issues and comparative political economy, please
visit my blog.
Students may schedule office hour appointments via LSE for You.
In the Lent term I will be lecturing on GV248 Power and Politics in the Modern World: Comparative Perspectives.
David M. Woodruff