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Dr David Woodruff

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Associate Professor of Comparative Politics

Email: d.woodruff@lse.ac.uk|
Office:  CON3.17, Connaught House
Office Hours: Mondays 2.30-4.00pm and Thursday 11.15-11.45am (By appointment). On leave Lent and Summer Term 2014.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7282
Website: personal.lse.ac.uk/woodruff|

Biography


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

Publications


Monetary surrogates and money’s dual nature
Woodruff, David M. (2013) Monetary surrogates and money’s dual nature. In: Pixley, Jocelyn and Harcourt, G. C., (eds.) Financial Crises and the Nature of Capitalist Money: Mutual Developments From the Work of Geoffrey Ingham. Economics & finance collection 2013. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp. 101-123. ISBN 9781137302946

After neoliberal constitutionalism: financial crisis and state resurgence in Russia and Argentina
Woodruff, David M. (2013) After neoliberal constitutionalism: financial crisis and state resurgence in Russia and Argentina. In: Panizza, Francisco and Philip, George, (eds.) Moments of Truth: the Politics of Financial Crises in Comparative Perspective. Conceptualising comparative politics. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 47-59. ISBN 9780415834117

Law's authorizations and rule of law ideals: lessons from Russia
Woodruff, David M. (2013) Law's authorizations and rule of law ideals: lessons from Russia. Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law , 41 (1). ISSN 0046-578X

The economist's burden
Woodruff, David M. (2009) The economist's burden. New Left Review (55). pp. 143-152. ISSN 0028-6060

Book review: cooperation without trust?: and rationality and the ideology of disconnection
Woodruff, David M. (2008) Book review: cooperation without trust?: and rationality and the ideology of disconnection. Perspectives on Politics, 6 (01). pp. 161-163. ISSN 1537-5927

The Politburo on gold, industrialization, and the international economy, 1925-1926
Woodruff, David M. (2008) The Politburo on gold, industrialization, and the international economy, 1925-1926. In: Gregory, Paul and Naimark, Norman, (eds.) The Lost Politburo Transcripts: From Collective Rule to Stalin's Dictatorship. Yale University Press , London, UK. ISBN 9780300134247

The expansion of state ownership in Russia: cause for concern?
Woodruff, David M. (2007) The expansion of state ownership in Russia: cause for concern? Development and Transition (7). pp. 11-13.

Nestabil'nost' chastnoi sobstvennosti v Rossii: ekonomicheskie i politicheskie prichiny
Woodruff, David M. (2006) Nestabil'nost' chastnoi sobstvennosti v Rossii: ekonomicheskie i politicheskie prichiny. Russkie Chteniia, 1 . pp. 206-219.

Understanding rules and institutions: possibilities and limits of game theory
Woodruff, David M. (2006) Understanding rules and institutions: possibilities and limits of game theory. Qualitative Methods Newsletter, 4 (1). pp. 13-17. ISSN 1544-8045

Commerce and demolition in Tsarist and Soviet Russia: lessons for theories of trade politics and the philosophy of social science
Woodruff, David M. (2005) Commerce and demolition in Tsarist and Soviet Russia: lessons for theories of trade politics and the philosophy of social science. Review of International Political Economy, 12 (2). pp. 199-225. ISSN 0969-2290

Boom, gloom, doom: balance sheets, monetary fragmentation, and the politics of financial crisis in Argentina and Russia
Woodruff, David M. (2005) Boom, gloom, doom: balance sheets, monetary fragmentation, and the politics of financial crisis in Argentina and Russia. Politics and Society, 33 (1). pp. 3-45. ISSN 0032-3292

Property rights in context: privatization's legacy for corporate legality in Poland and Russia
Woodruff, David M. (2004) Property rights in context: privatization's legacy for corporate legality in Poland and Russia. Studies in Comparative International Development, 38 (4). pp. 82-108. ISSN 0039-3606

Khodorkovsky’s gamble: from business to politics in the YUKOS conflict
Woodruff, David M. (2003) Khodorkovsky’s gamble: from business to politics in the YUKOS conflict. 308. PONARS, CSIS, Washington D.C., USA.

Book review: lending credibility: the International Monetary Fund and the post-communist transition
Woodruff, David M. (2003) Book review: lending credibility: the International Monetary Fund and the post-communist transition. Slavic Review, 62 (3). pp. 584-585. ISSN 0037-6779

The end of “primitive capitalist accumulation”? The new bankruptcy law and the political assertiveness of Russian big business
Woodruff, David M. (2002) The end of “primitive capitalist accumulation”? The new bankruptcy law and the political assertiveness of Russian big business. 274. PONARS, CSIS, Washington D.C., USA.

Monnaie, troc et place de Gazprom dans l'économie Russe
Woodruff, David M. (2002) Monnaie, troc et place de Gazprom dans l'économie Russe. In: Brana, Sophie, Mesnard, Mathilde and Zlotowski, Yves, (eds.) la Transition Monétaire Russe: Avatars De la Monnaie, Crises De la Finance (1990-2000). Collection "Pays de l'Est". L'Harmattan, Paris, pp. 83-101. ISBN 9782747525930

Pension reform in Russia: from the politics of implementation to the politics of lawmaking?
Woodruff, David M. (2001) Pension reform in Russia: from the politics of implementation to the politics of lawmaking? 234. PONARS, CSIS, Washington D.C., USA.

Book review: brokers and bureaucrats: building market institutions in Russia
Woodruff, David M. (2001) Book review: brokers and bureaucrats: building market institutions in Russia. Studies in Comparative International Development, 35 (4). pp. 117-118. ISSN 0039-3606

Book review: power and prosperity: outgrowing communist and capitalist dictatorships
Woodruff, David M. (2001) Book review: power and prosperity: outgrowing communist and capitalist dictatorships. East European Constitutional Review, 10 (1). ISSN 1075-8402

Rules for followers: institutional theory and the new politics of economic backwardness in Russia
Woodruff, David M. (2000) Rules for followers: institutional theory and the new politics of economic backwardness in Russia. Politics and Society, 28 (4). pp. 437-482. ISSN 0032-3292

Too much of a good thing? High oil prices and Russian monetary policy
Woodruff, David M. (2000) Too much of a good thing? High oil prices and Russian monetary policy. 175. PONARS, CSIS, Washington D.C., USA.

Dilemmas and tradeoffs in Russian exchange rate policy
Woodruff, David M. (1999) Dilemmas and tradeoffs in Russian exchange rate policy. 90. PONARS, CSIS, Washington D.C., USA.

Barter of the bankrupt: the politics of demonetization in Russia's federal state
Woodruff, David M. (1999) Barter of the bankrupt: the politics of demonetization in Russia's federal state. In: Burawoy, Michael and Verdery, Katherine, (eds.) Uncertain Transition: Ethnographies of Change in the Postsocialist World. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD, pp. 83-124. ISBN 0847690431

It's value that's virtual: bartles, rubles, and the place of Gazprom in the Russian economy
Woodruff, David M. (1999) It's value that's virtual: bartles, rubles, and the place of Gazprom in the Russian economy. Post-Soviet Affairs, 15 (2). pp. 130-148. ISSN 1060-586X

Money unmade: barter and the fate of Russian capitalism
Woodruff, David M. (1999) Money unmade: barter and the fate of Russian capitalism. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, USA. ISBN 0801486947

The Russian barter debate: implications for western policy
Woodruff, David M. (1998) The Russian barter debate: implications for western policy. 38. PONARS, CSIS, Washington D.C., USA.

Why market liberalism and the Ruble's value are sinking together
Woodruff, David M. (1998) Why market liberalism and the Ruble's value are sinking together. East European Constitutional Review, 7 (4). pp. 73-76. ISSN 1075-8402

Law and the postsocialist market
Woodruff, David M. (1997) Law and the postsocialist market. East European Constitutional Review, 6 (1). pp. 99-103. ISSN 1075-8402

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