Political Economy & Development
The political-economy and development hub serves to bring together the large and diverse group of faculty and graduate students at UCSB who study development - howsoever defined or contested. Political-economy provides a focal point, not a boundary - any work that speaks to political-economy questions is welcomed. The hub’s primary functions are to stimulate cross-disciplinary conversations about development issues, and for faculty studying development to obtain useful feedback on research projects.
The hub has identified three areas of overlapping interest:
1. Statecraft / governance
2. Comparative political-economy
3. Critical approaches to development
In Winter 2015 the PED hub launched a working paper seminar series. The seminar schedule and other details are available here