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:
- Statecraft / governance
- Comparative political-economy
- Critical approaches to development
Book Launch: “OUR MONEY OUR LIVES: Microcredit and Women’s Empowerment in Cross Cultural Perspective”
Join the book’s editors, Bidyut Mohanty and Victor Faessel, for a discussion of their newly published book.
Development after Statism: Industrial Firms and the Political Economy of South Asia Adnan A. Naseemullah King’s College, London Abstract Development after Statism discusses contemporary industrial development in a new era of drastically constricted state capacity, from the point of view of the manufacturing firm. It focuses on the following empirical
Structural and Historical Roots of Economic Inequality: A Global Perspective In recent decades, economic inequality within countries has risen more often than it has fallen. Amongst both advanced and developing countries, the share of labor in national income has fallen in more countries than it has risen, while income and