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Research Interests for David Soskice

Research Interests: Varieties of Capitalism, Comparative Political Economy, Macroeconomics and Labor Markets. Capitalism and Politics.

David Soskice is Research Professor of Political Science at Duke University. And he is Research Professor of Comparative Political Economy at Oxford University and Senior Research Fellow of Nuffield College. He was Director of the Research Institute for Economic Change and Employment at the Wissenschaftszentrum für Socialforschung in Berlin (WZB)from 1990 to 2001; and School Centennial Professor of European Political Economy at the London School of Economics from 2004 to 2007. He did his undergraduate and graduate studies at Trinity and Nuffield Colleges at Oxford, and from 1968 to 1990 he was Official Fellow in Economics at University College, Oxford, where he is now Emeritus. He has been visiting professor at the Dept of Economics, Berkeley (1973/4, 1977, 1979, 1983), the Dept of Political Science, Duke University, the Industrial and Labour Relations School, Cornell University, at the Johns Hopkins Graduate Center for Advanced International Studies at Bologna, and in Dept of Social Sciences at Trento; he was adjunct Professor at the Research School of Social Sciences in the Australian National University. In 2004 he was the Mars visiting professor of Political Science at Yale. And in Spring 2007 he was visiting professor of Government at Harvard. He was seconded to the Prime Minister's Policy Unit in 10 Downing St (May 1998 to Feb 1999) to develop long-term policies on education and training. He wrote Unionism, Economic Stabilization and Incomes Policies: Euopean Experience (Brookings, 1983) with Robert Flanagan and Lloyd Ulman, and Macroeconomics and the Wage Bargain (OUP,1990) with Wendy Carlin. His major research area is comparative systems of advanced capitalism, and he and Peter Hall published an edited volume, Varieties of Capitalism (Oxford Univ Press, 2001) in which much of this work is summarised. With Wendy Carlin, he published Macroeconomics: Imperfections, Information and Policies (OUP, 2006); a second edition is in preparation. He is currently working with Torben Iversen on the interrelationship of capitalism and political institutions. He is beginning a project with Nicola Lacey on the comparative political economy of crime and punishment.

Capitalism, Collective Bargaining, Economic policy, Germany, Latin America, Political business cycles, Unemployment
Representative Publications
  1. with Abrams, S; Iversen, T; Soskice, D, Informal social networks and Rational Voting, British Journal of Political Science, vol. 41 no. 2 (January, 2011), pp. 229-257, Cambridge University Press (CUP), ISSN 0007-1234 [Gateway.cgi], [doi[abs]
  2. with Torben Iversen,, Real Exchange Rates and Competitiveness: The Political Economic Foundations of Comparative Advantage, American Political Science Review (August, 2010)
  3. with Cusack, T; Iversen, T; Soskice, D, Coevolution of capitalism and political representation: The choice of electoral systems, American Political Science Review, vol. 104 no. 2 (May, 2010), pp. 393-403, Cambridge University Press (CUP), ISSN 0003-0554 [Gateway.cgi], [doi[abs]
  4. D. Soskice, American Exceptionalism and Comparative Political Economy, in The Great Unraveling: New Labor Market Institutions and Public Policy Responses, edited by Clair Brown, Barry Eichengreen and Michael Reich (2010), pp. 51-93, Cambridge University Press
  5. with Torben Iversen,, With Torben Iversen, “Distribution and Redistribution: the Shadow of the Nineteenth Century., World Politics (July, 2009)
  6. with Cusack, TR; Iversen, T; Soskice, D, Economic interests and the origins of electoral systems, American Political Science Review, vol. 101 no. 3 (August, 2007), pp. 373-391, Cambridge University Press (CUP), ISSN 0003-0554 [Gateway.cgi], [doi[abs]
  7. Iversen, T; Soskice, D, Electoral institutions and the politics of coalitions: Why some democracies redistribute more than others, American Political Science Review, vol. 100 no. 2 (January, 2006), pp. 165-181, Cambridge University Press (CUP), ISSN 0003-0554 [Gateway.cgi], [doi[abs]
  8. Wendy Carlin and David Soskice, Macroeconomics: Imperfections, Institutions and Policies (2006), pp. 788 + xxiv, Oxford University Press, Oxford
  9. Wendy Carlin and David Soskice, The 3-Equation New Keynesian Model - A Graphical Exposition, Contributions to Macroeconomics, vol. 5 no. 1 (November, 2005) (Article 13.)
  10. Soskice, D, Varieties of capitalism and cross-national gender differences, Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, vol. 12 no. 2 (Summer, 2005), pp. 170-179, Oxford University Press (OUP), ISSN 1072-4745 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  11. Varieties of Capitalism: the Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage, edited by Peter Hall and David Soskice (2001), Oxford University Press
  12. Margarita Estevez, Torben Iversen, David Soskice, Social Protection and the Formation of Skills: A Reinterpretation of the Welfare State, in Varieties of Capitalism: the Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage, edited by Peter Hall and David Soskice (2001), OUP
  13. Iversen, T; Soskice, D, An asset theory of social policy preferences, American Political Science Review, vol. 95 no. 4 (January, 2001), pp. 875-893, ISSN 0003-0554 [Gateway.cgi], [doi[abs]
  14. Soskice, D; Iversen, T, The nonneutrality of monetary policy with large price or wage setters, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 115 no. 1 (January, 2000), pp. 265-284, Oxford University Press (OUP), ISSN 0033-5533 [Gateway.cgi], [doi[abs]
  15. D. Soskice, Divergent Production Regimes: Coordinated and Uncoordinated Market Economies in the 1980s and 1990s, in Continuity and Change in Contemporary Capitalism, edited by Herbert Kitschelt, Peter Lange, Gary Marks and John D. Stephens (1999), Cambridge University Press
  16. D. Soskice, The German Training System: Reconciling Markets and Institutions, in International Comparisons of Private Sector Training, edited by Lisa Lynch (1994), University of Chicago Press, NBER Conference Volume
  17. Soskice, D, Wage determination: The changing role of institutions in advanced industrialized countries, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, vol. 6 no. 4 (December, 1990), pp. 36-61, Oxford University Press (OUP) (reprinted in Tim Jenkinson, ed., Readings in Macroeconomics (Oxford University Press, 1996)..) [doi]
  18. Finegold, D; Soskice, D, Britain's Failure to Train: Explanations and Possible Strategies, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, vol. 4 no. 3 (November, 1988) (reprinted as "Britain's Failure to Train: Analysis and Presciption", in David Gleeson, ed., Training and its Alternatives, (Open University Press, Buckingham, 1990). reprinted in Tim Jenkinson, ed., Readings in Microeconomics (Oxford University Press, 1996)..)
  19. Robert Flanagan, David Soskice and Lloyd Ulman, Unionism, Economic Stabilisation and Incomes Policies: European Experience (1983), pp. 705 + xviii, Brookings Institution, Washington (translated into Spanish as Sindacalismo, estabilacion economica y poiticade rentas: la experiencia europea, (MTSS, 1985)..)

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