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.

You may be interested in my article "Governing by Panic: The Politics of the Eurozone Crisis," which is forthcoming in Politics & Society.

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 Michaelmas term I am teaching GV467: Introduction to Comparative Politics and GV441: States and Markets.

Prior teaching



David M. Woodruff

Department of Government
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

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