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Lloyd Gruber is the former Dean of the LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs. An established expert in international and comparative political economy, he is the author of Ruling the World: Power Politics and the Rise of Supranational Institutions (Princeton 2000) and numerous articles and book chapters on globalization, international governance, and income inequality. Before joining the LSE in 2006, he was Associate Professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, where he taught courses on US foreign economic policy and international political economy. Gruber has held visiting positions at the Brookings Institution and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to his work on globalization and political economy, he is known for his innovative research on education policy and is currently completing a book on the politics of schools and universities in developing countries. Professor Gruber drinks unfair-trade coffee.
Ruling the World: Power Politics and the Rise of Supranational Institutionsa book published by Princeton University Press (2000)
Power Politics and the Free Trade Bandwagonan article published in Comparative Political Studies, vol. 34, no. 7 (September 2001), pp. 703-741
Power Politics and the Institutionalization of International Relationschapter 5 in Power in Global Governance, edited by Michael Barnett and Raymond Duvall (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 102-129
Globalization and Welfare: Would a Rational Hegemon Still Prefer Openness?chapter 12 in Back to Basics: Rethinking Power in the Contemporary World, edited by Martha Finnemore and Judith Goldstein (Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 249-279
Globalization with Growth and Equity: Can We Really Have It All?an article published in Third World Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 4 (May 2011), pp. 629-652
Trade, Growth, Poverty, and Politics: Toward a Unified Theoryan article published in Politics & Policy, vol. 41, no. 5 (October 2013), pp. 723-764
The Tertiary Tilt: Education and Inequality in the Developing World (co-authored with Stephen Kosack)an article published in World Development, vol. 54 (2014), pp. 253-272 [here’s a data visualisation of our findings]
education politics and policy; the political economy of trade and development; globalisation and global governance; the politics of inequality and redistribution; international relations and IR theory
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