promotes multi-disciplinary research in political economy through collaboration between centers in different academic institutions. Our goal is to facilitate the exchange and dissemination of ideas, and to help prepare the next generation of researchers in the field of political economy.
Political Economy is the field studying the reciprocal relationship between economics and politics. It mainly focuses on the behavior of non-market agents, such as politicians, voters, government agencies, judicial institutions, the media, and lobbyists, and their interactions with traditional market agents, such as firms and consumers. PE develops systematic frameworks for understanding such behaviors and interactions. These frameworks are then used to study the determinants of public policy both at the macroeconomic and microeconomic levels.
UPPER is a joint initiative of the DC Political Economy Center (DCPEC) at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University, the Research Program in Political Economy at Princeton University, and the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy at Yale.
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» Laurent Bouton, Co-Director
Laurent Bouton is Professor of Economics at Georgetown University. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.More
» Filipe Campante, Co-Director
Filipe Campante is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of International Economics at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).More
» Matias Iaryczower, Co-Director
Matias Iaryczower is a Professor of Politics at Princeton University, and Director of the Research Program in Political Economy. He received his Ph.D in Economics from UCLA in 2005, and was Assistant Professor of Economics at the California Institute of Technology 2005-10.More
» Adam Meirowitz, Co-Director
Adam Meirowitz is the Damon Wells Professor of Political science at Yale University, a fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics and is on the research staff of the Cowles Foundation.More