Steven Vogel, Professor

Closed (1) Market Governance in the United States and Japan

Applications for Spring 2019 are now closed for this project.

I will be actively working on several projects in Spring 2019.
1) I will be writing opeds for both US and Japanese audiences related to my book Marketcraft: How Governments Make Markets Work. It looks at the specific laws, regulations, practices and norms that govern markets.
2) I will be working on formulating specific US policy proposals building on Marketcraft.
3) I am beginning a new project that engages core theoretical debates in political economy (such as the relationship between markets and freedom and between markets and inequality), and brings empirical evidence to bear on these debates. It focuses particularly on the relationship between market governance (e.g. antitrust, labor regulation, financial regulation) and inequality.


For the opeds, the student or students will search for new articles and scholarly articles on various sides of a given policy debate (such as net neutrality, antitrust policy, intellectual property rights protection, financial regulation), and present the key arguments in short memos.
For the new project, the student will research particular topics, write up short research memos, and gather and compile quantitative data.


Qualifications: Strong background in political economy plus facility with Excel and PowerPoint a plus. Major could be Business, Economics, Political Economy, Political Science, Sociology, or another related field. PS 138E and/or PS 191 a plus.

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated

Related website: https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~svogel/