Political Economy & Development

Political Economy & Development

The political-economy and development hub serves to bring together the large and diverse group of faculty and graduate students at UCSB who study development – howsoever defined or contested. Political-economy provides a focal point, not a boundary – any work that speaks to political-economy questions is welcomed. The hub’s primary functions are to stimulate cross-disciplinary conversations about development issues, and for faculty studying development to obtain useful feedback on research projects.

The hub has identified three areas of overlapping interest:

  1. Statecraft / governance
  2. Comparative political-economy
  3. Critical approaches to development

Research Talk – Caitlin Rathe

Please join us for a research talk by Caitlin Rathe on Friday, May 5. Caitlin is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at UCSB, as well as a Blum graudate affiliate, currently completing her dissertation. The research she will be presenting is titled “Food Assistancce Policies and the

Research Talk – Christopher Jones

  Please join us for a research talk by Christopher Jones, Assistant Professor of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. This event is co-sponsored by the Orfalea Center’s Political Economy and Development Hub as well as UCSB’s Department of History. Economic Growth on a Finite Planet: Robert