Research interests: Historical origins and effects of economic inequality; modern Germany; and policy effects of electoral systems.
Bio: RONALD ROGOWSKI is Distinguished Professor and former Chair of Political Science, and former Vice-Provost for International Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles. He served from 2007-2012 as Lead Editor of the American Political Science Review. An undergraduate double major in Political Science and Mathematics, he did graduate work in Political Science and Sociology at the Free University of Berlin, the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn, and Princeton University. He has taught at Princeton, Duke, Minnesota, and New York University Abu Dhabi and has held research appointments at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. His principal books are Rational Legitimacy, Commerce and Coalitions, and (with Eric Chang, Mark Kayser, and Drew Linzer) Electoral Systems and the Balance of Consumer-Producer Power. He has worked most recently on how the economic downturn of 2008-09 affected the economies and the voting behavior of regions within the European Union, the link between rising domestic inequality and threats to the international liberal order, and (through survey experiments in Austria and Germany) whether information about inequality affects citizens’ support for redistributive taxation. He has served as a Vice-President of the American Political Science Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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