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Political Economy

The political economy working group aims to build a stronger political economy community within our department, political economy broadly defined. Faculty and grad students circulate papers-in-progress in advance and those who attend offer feedback and critique on the paper. Over the past three years, we have organized over 20 different meetings and some of these papers have gone on to improve student and faculty conference presentations and led to peer-reviewed publications. We also invite a diverse range of political economy thinkers and scholars to campus occasionally.  

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  I teach comparative political economy, development, energy and Central Asian politics courses. My current research examines New England energy politics and electric grid reform, and the climate implications of our energy and water use...Read more