Political Economy - International political economy

Tim Bϋthe Ph.D.

Cohort 14 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Sanford School of Public Policy
Senior Fellow, Rethinking Regulation Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics
Duke University, Durham, NC

Dr. Buthe received his B.A. in Government, History, and Economics from Harvard in 1995, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in 2002.  His primary research interests are the evolution and persistence of institutions and the ways in which institutions enable and constrain actors.  Substantively, his work focuses primarily on the politics of standards & regulations and what he calls global private politics.  His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political ScienceGovernance, Law & Contemporary Problems, and other journals, as well as edited volumes (see www.buthe.info for details).  A major study of the domestic and international politics of setting standards for product and financial markets, including standards for medical instruments/devices, is forthcoming with Princeton University Press--based on multi-industry surveys in the U.S. and several European countries.  As a RWJF Scholar, he studied the standardization of medical terminology and the political contestation over the technology for electronic medical records, as well as the delegation of regulatory authority in the realm of food safety.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Matthew J. Gabel Ph.D.

Cohort 3 — Michigan Alumni List
Professor, Department of Political Science
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Dr. Gabel received his PhD in political science from the University of Rochester in 1994 and was member of the faculty of the University of Kentucky until 2005.  His research interests span comparative politics, international political economy, European politics, and medical decision making.  He is a founding co-editor of the journal European Union Politics and has published articles in theAmerican Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics.  His work on health policy has focused on theoretical and empirical issues of group decision making in consensus panels, which are used in the review of medical therapies and procedures as well as in medical diagnosis.  Publications of this work have appeared in the Journal of Health Economics and the Archives of Neurology.  He is currently consulting for Bristol-Myers-Squibb on a drug trial related to his research on the diagnosis of dementia.

Discipline: Political Science