Steven Vogel, Professor

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

Applications for Spring 2018 are now closed for this project.

I will be actively working on several projects in Spring 2018.
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 be working on PowerPoint presentations for various talks related to the book.
2) I will be writing various opeds related to the book.
3) I have recently submitted journal articles on the following topics: b) Japanese corporate governance reform, and c) Japanese labor market reform. I will be revising and updating them when they come back from review.
4) I also have a draft article on the digital economy as a challenge to regulation, which I will be revising.
5) 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 talks, the student (or students) will help to gather quantitative data and create PowerPoint slides.
For the opeds, the student 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 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 update 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. I am hoping to recruit at least one student with research-level Japanese (4th year or above).

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated