Steven Vogel, Professor

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

Applications for Fall 2017 are now closed for this project.

I will be actively working on several projects in Fall 2017.
1) I have recently completed a book entitled Marketcraft: How Governments Make Markets Work, to be published in February 2018. It looks at the specific laws, regulations, practices and norms that govern markets. I will need to make some final updates and fact checks while the book is in press. I will also be working on PowerPoint presentations related to the book.
2) I am working on three journal articles on the following topics: a) the digital economy as a challenge to regulation, b) Japanese corporate governance reform, and c) Japanese labor market reform.
3) I am also beginning work on a new project that will engage core theoretical debates in political economy (such as the relationship between markets and freedom and between markets and inequality), and bring empirical evidence to bear on these debates.


For the Marketcraft project, the student (or students) will help to update case information and quantitative data, check facts, and create PowerPoint slides.
For the digital economy article, the student will help me to improve my current draft by researching technological and regulatory developments, and writing up short memos.
For the Japan articles, the student will help me to prepare for a research trip to Japan in September, to gather basic data and information on corporate governance and labor reforms in Japan, and write up short research memos reporting findings and ideas.
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. Major could be Business, Economics, Political Economy, Political Science, Sociology, or another related field. Advanced student (third year or higher) preferred. Successful completion of Political Science 138E desirable but not required. Research-level Japanese (4th year or above) would be a bonus but not expected.

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated

Related website: http://polisci.berkeley.edu/people/person/steven-vogel