Lecturer in the Political Economy of Development

The London School of Economics & Political Science

Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE

xTel:  +44 (0)207 955-6224

xEmail:  L.Gruber@lse.ac.uk

Research and Teaching Interests

The topics I work on include:

  • International and Comparative Political Economy
  • Globalization and Global Governance
  • International Relations Theory
  • The Political Economy of Development
  • Education Reform in Developing Countries
  • The Politics of Inequality
  • Development Studies/ Development Management
  • The Politics of Regional Integration
  • U.S. Foreign Economic Policy
  • The Mechanics of Public Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation

How I Ruined Fair Trade Coffee

Here’s a short video in which I try to convince a skeptical (but friendly) interviewer that fair trade coffee may not be good for development.

Ruling the World

I am probably best known for my book Ruling the World: Power Politics and the Rise of Supranational Institutions (Princeton University Press, 2000).

How Political Scientists Got Trump Exactly Wrong

A sort-of serious piece explaining why political scientists should be feeling pretty badly right now whatever their, er…our partisan predilections.  But hey, the study of politics has never been more exciting – or important – and our courses are flooded with students (the ones lucky enough to get visas).  So maybe it all even outs.

Let’s sure hope so.


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