Dr David Woodruff

Dr David Woodruff

Associate Professor of Comparative Politics

Department of Government

Room No
CBG 3.31
Office Hours
Mondays 15:05 - 15:55 and Thursdays 14:45 - 15:55
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Key Expertise
Politics, Economics, Money, Corporate Property Rights, Contemporary Russia

About me

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.

David also runs the Political Economy in Public blog.


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

My research