Political Economy


Political economy examines the reciprocal relationships between politics and markets, both within and among countries, using a variety of analytical tools, including those of economics. Its concerns include interactions among economic and political development; cooperation and conflict among nations, groups, and individuals; the distribution of material resources and political power; the effects of political actors and institutions on economic outcomes; the causes and consequences of technological and structural change, growth, and globalization; and local, national and international regulation.

  Faculty Member

Bocar Ba, Assistant Professor of Economics


The Psychological Forces Behind a Cultural Reckoning: Understanding #MeToo

Timur Kuran, Gorter Family Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies

Timur Kuran is Professor of Economics and Political Science, and Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University. His research focuses on (1) social change, including the evolution of preferences and institutions, and (2) the economic and political history and modernization of the Middle East.
Bahar Leventoglu
Bahar Leventoglu, Associate Professor of Political Science

Bahar Leventoglu is an applied game theorist with a focus on bargaining in international relations and political economy.