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The American Political Economy

The American Political Economy Project is a multi-year initiative to foster a new field of American political economy (APE) within political science. Co-directed by Kathleen Thelen (MIT), Jacob Hacker (Yale) Alexander Hertel-Fernandez (Columbia), and Paul Pierson (Berkeley), APE investigates the links between markets and politics in the United States in cross-national perspective, seeking to cultivate a deeper understanding of the distinctive institutions and dynamics that define American capitalism. The co-directors collaborated on a volume, The American Political Economy: Politics, Markets, and Power (Cambridge University Press 2022), that explores some of the foundational features of the American system.

Visit the CAPE (Consortium on the American Political Economy) website.

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