Kathleen Thelen’s Talk

On April 18th, 2018, our Department welcomed Professor Kathleen Thelen (PhD Berkeley) as a Distinguished Visitor. Her talk to the Department was titled, The New Precariat: American Capitalism in Comparative Perspective.

Professor Thelen is Ford Professor of Political Science at MIT, and President of the American Political Science Association. Thelen studies the origins, development, and effects of institutional arrangements that define distinctive “varieties of capitalism” across the developed democracies. Her work uses cross-national comparison and over-time analysis to identify the political-coalitional foundations on which different models of capitalism are founded, and to explain divergent trajectories of institutional development. Read more about Thelen here.

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