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Political Economy

Through its research, teaching, and course development, the Stanford GSB political economy group has consistently led the way in business schools’ awakening to the enormous impact of nonmarket forces on business practice and performance.

Political economy courses blend cutting-edge research with contemporary business cases. Spanning theory and practice as such provides future managers with systematic frameworks for understanding behavior outside the traditional sphere of markets. Important features of the nonmarket environment include strategic aspects of NGOs and activists; business-government relations in lawmaking, rulemaking, and regulation (locally and globally); the legal environment of business; and the interplay of strategy and ethics.

The political economy faculty is composed of world-class economists and political scientists whose research epitomizes the unique benefits of rigorous interdisciplinary social science. The faculty not only strives for excellence in its own research and teaching but also takes pride in its incomparable PhD Program, which regularly trains the world’s best new political economists.

Recent Journal Articles in Political Economy

Kirk Bansak, Jens Hainmueller, Dominik Hangartner
Science. October
14, 2016, Vol. 354, Issue 6309, Pages 217-222
David Broockman, Timothy J. Ryan
American Journal of Political Science. October
2016, Vol. 60, Issue 4, Pages 1093-1107
Jens Hainmueller, Dominik Hangartner, Duncan Lawrence
Science Advances. August
2016, Vol. 2, Issue 8
Joshua L. Kalla, David Broockman
American Journal of Political Science. July
2016, Vol. 60, Issue 3, Pages 545-558
Katherine Casey, Rachel Glennerster
Science. May
13, 2016, Vol. 352, Issue 6287, Pages 766-767