Created by the joint initiative of the Politics Department, the Economics Department, and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, the Research Program in Political Economy (RPPE) supports scholarship at the intersection of economics and political science.
Designed to facilitate greater interaction across departments at Princeton as well as with the broader disciplines, the program sponsors research workshops and colloquia, conferences, short-term visits to Princeton by scholars who work in political economy, and grants to students to aid their research in political economy.
In "Unions and Inequality Over the Twentieth Century" Ilyana Kuziemko develops a new source of micro-data on union membership dating back to 1936 to examine the long-run relationship between unions and inequality.
In his recently published book, The Perils of International Capital, Faisal Ahmed develops a unified theory that links three prominent forms of international capital to the endurance of dictatorships.
In "Endogenous Parliaments: The Domestic and International Roots of Long-Term Economic Growth and Executive Constraints in Europe", Carles Boix studies economic and political development over the long span of European history from 1200 to 1900.