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Dr Lloyd Gruber


gruber-l-113x148Lecturer in Political Economy of Development
Department of  International Development (ID)


BA (Harvard), MPhil (Oxford), MA (Stanford), PhD (Stanford), Associate Professor (University of Chicago)

A political scientist by training, Dr Gruber is the author of Ruling the World: power politics and the rise of supranational institutions (Princeton University Press, 2000). His current research interests include globalization, inequality, and redistribution; power and institutions; international and comparative political economy; trade's impact on spatial disparities in economic and political development; regional integration and foreign economic policy; and public policy analysis. He has been an associate professor at the University of Chicago's Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies as well as a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution.

Research interests and areas of supervision

  • Globalization, inequality, and redistribution
  • International and comparative political economy
  • Global governance
  • European integration
  • US foreign economic policy

Selected recent publications

  • 'Globalization and Welfare: Would a rational hegemon still prefer openness?' in M Finnemore and J Goldstein (eds) States, Power and Contemporary Politics, Oxford University Press (2012, forthcoming)
  • 'Globalisation with Growth and Equity: Can we really have it all?', Third World Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 4 (2011), pp. 629-652
  • 'Power Politics and the Institutionalization of International Relations', chapter 5 in M Barnett and R Duvall (eds) Power in Global Governance, Cambridge University Press. 2005
  • 'Power Politics and the Free Trade Bandwagon', Comparative Political Studies (2001); Ruling the World: Power Politics and the Rise of Supranational Institutions, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 2000.

Contact details

  • Email: l.gruber@lse.ac.uk
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6224
  • Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 6844
  • Room CON6.03, Connaught House