Dr David Woodruff


Associate Professor of Comparative Politics

Email: d.woodruff@lse.ac.uk
Office:  CON 3.17, Connaught House
Office Hours: Monday 11:35-12.05 (drop in) 
Thursday 14:05-14:35 (drop in). Monday and Thursday 14:35 - 15:35 (by appointment via LSE for You
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7282
Website: personal.lse.ac.uk/woodruff
Blog: politicaleconomyinpublic.blogspot.co.uk/


Dr David Woodruff joined the Government Department in 2006. He was previously an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a visiting associate professor at Harvard University.

Research Interests

Politics and economics centring around two core capitalist institutions: money and corporate property rights. Contemporary Russia and other emerging markets, capitalist institutions in a volatile international economic environment.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • GV441: States and Markets
  • GV467: Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • GV248: Power and Politics in the Modern World: Comparative Perspectives
  • GV4E2: Capitalism and Democracy