Curriculum Vitae


Sven Holger Steinmo
European University Institute (EUI)

Education
• Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1987 (Political Science)
• M.P.H. University of California, Berkeley, 1982 (Health Policy, Planning and Regulation)
• M.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1979 (Political Science)
• B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz, 1976 (Politics)

Academic Positions
• Robert Schuman Professor, Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Study, Florence, Italy (January 2014 - 2017).
• Professor and Chair in Public Policy and Political Economy, European University Institute, Florence, Italy (Jan. 2007 - Dec., 2013 ).
• Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK (October 2012 - ).
• Professor, Political Science Department, University of Colorado, US (May 2002 - on leave).
• Honorary Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark (February 2006 - ).
• Visiting Research Professor, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Tokyo (March-June, 2002).
• Visiting Lecturer, Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), University of Bordeaux, France (October - November, 2001).
• Visiting Professor, Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung, Cologne, Germany (May 2001).
• Visiting Scientist, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden (January - July, 2000).
• Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder (June 1993 - 2002).
• Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder (1987 - 1993).
• Lecturer to the Swedish Parliament (1983-84); a lecture series on American institutions and presidential elections held for MPs and civil servants.
• Instructor, Furudals Bruk Kursinternat, Sweden (Summer 1983); seminars on American Politics held for members of the Swedish Parliament.
• Instructor, University of California at Berkeley (1985-6).

Books
• The Evolution of Modern States: Sweden, Japan and the United States, Cambridge University Press (2010). Winner of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) "Gunnar Myrdal Prize" for best book in Evolutionary Political Economy, 2011. Reprinted US/UK, paperback, 2011. (Forthcoming in Japanese, published by Iwanami Press, Tokyo, 2012).
• Growing Apart? America and Europe in the 21st Century, (co-edited with Jeff Kopstein), Cambridge University Press, (2007).
• Restructuring the Welfare State: Political Institutions and Policy Change, (co-editor with Bo Rothstein), Palgrave Macmillan Press, (2002).
• Tax Policy, (ed.) London: Elgar Publishing. (1998).
• Taxation and Democracy: Swedish, British and American Approaches to Financing the Modern State, New Haven: Yale University Press. (1993, 1994). Winner of the American Political Science Association Award for Best Book in Political Economy, published in 1991, 1992, or 1993. (Reprinted in paperback 1996.) (Translated into Japanese, 1996, by Shiozaki Jun and Shiozaki Yasuhisa, Tokyo: Konnichi-sha.)
• Structuring Politics: Historical Institutionalism in Comparative Analysis. Co-edited with Kathleen Thelen and Frank Longstreth, (1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998), New York: Cambridge University Press. (Translated into Chinese, China Renmin Press, 2006).

Articles and Chapters
• "Are some sountries more honest than others? Evidence from a tax compliance experiment in Sweden and Italy”" (with Giulia Andrighetto, John D’Attoma, Stefania Ottone, Ferruccio Ponzano, and Nan Zhang), Frontiers in Psychology doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00472, 2016.
• "“Willing to Pay? Tax Compliance in Britain and Italy: an experimental analysis,” (with Nan Zhang, Giulia Andrighetto, Stefania Ottone and Ferruccio Panzano), PLoS ONE, 11(2), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150277, February 26, 2016.
• "“Evolution of Institutions and Organizations” (with Thomas Currie, Peter Turchin, Jenna Bednar, Peter J. Richerson, Georg Schwesinger, Romain Wacziarg, and John Wallis), in David Sloan Wilson and Eric Beinhocker (eds), Complexity and Evolution: A New Synthesis for Economics, Ernst Strungmann Forum, Frankfurt, Germany, (forthcoming 2016).
• "“Why do People Follow Rules? A Reasonable Choice Approach” (with Celine Colombo) under review, (r+r) , 2016.
• "Historical Institutionalism and Experimental Methods" in The Oxford Handbook of Historical institutionalism, Tulia Faleti, Orfeo Fioretos and Adam Sheingate (eds.) (2016).
• Institutionalism” in James D. Wright, (ed), The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Elsevier Science, Oxford, pp. 181- 185 (2015).
• "The Chrysanthemum and the Bumble-Bee: Comparing Sweden and Japan's Response to Financial Crisis" with Emre Bayram and Andrew DeWit, Rikkyo Economic Research, 68 (1) July 18, 2014.
• "Governing as an Engineering Problem: The Political Economy of Swedish Success" in Armin Schaefer and Wolfgang Streeck, (eds.), The Politics of Austerity, Polity Press, Polity Press, (forthcoming, 2013).
• "Social Democracy in Crisis? What Crisis?" (with Bo Rothstein) in Michael Keating (ed.) Social Democracy in Europe, Polity Press, Polity Press, (forthcoming, 2013).
• "Introduction to the Special Issue on the Evolution of Institutions" (co-authored and co-edited with, Mark Blyth , Geoffrey M. Hodgson, Orion Lewis), Journal of Institutional Economics, 7(3) September, 2011.
• "Tomemos en Serio la Evolución: Analisis Institutional y Teoria Evolutiva" (Taking Evolution Seriously: Institutional Analysis and Evolutionary Theory) with Orion Lewis, Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 13, No. 24, 2011.
• "The Evolution of Modern States" (in Japanese, translated by Tatsuhiko Tani), Rikkyo Economic Review, Vol. 64, No. 2, October 2010.
• "Taking Evolution Seriously in Political Science" with Orion Lewis, Theory in Biosciences, (2010) Vol. 129, pp 235-245.
• "Néo-Institutionnalisme Historique," in Laurie Boussaguet, Sophie Jacquot, and Pauline Ravinet (eds.), Dictionnaire des politiques publiques, VOL. 2., Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, pp. 290-298, (2010).
• "The End of the Strong State?" (with Eisaku Ide) in The New Fiscal Sociology: Taxation in Comparative and Historical Perspective, edited by Isaac Martin, Ajay Mehrotra and Monica Prasad, Cambridge University Press, pp. 119-137, (2009).
• "Changes in the Modern State and Tax Policy: Globalization, Aging and Reliance on Government," (translated into Japanese by Takehiko Ikegami and Andrew DeWit) in Naohiko Jinno and Takehiko Ikegami (eds.), The Fiscal Sociology of Taxation, Tokyo: Zeimu Keiri Kyokai Publishing Co., pages 167-180, (2009).
• "What Should the State Do? A Political Economy of Ideas and Institutions," in John Campbell and Peter Naargard, Institutions and Politics, Copenhagen: DJOF Press, pages 195-226, (2008).
• "Historical Institutionalism" in Approaches in the Social Sciences, edited by Donatella Della Porta and Michael Keating, Cambridge University Press, pages 113-138, (2008).
• "Growing Apart?" (co-authored with Jeffrey Kopstein) in Growing Apart? America and Europe in the 21st Century, pages 1-34 (Cambridge University Press, 2007).
• "Tax Policy and the Changing State: On Globalization, Ageing and Declining Trust in the Public Sector," Comparative Research on Decision-Making in Tax Reform, edited by Jinno, Naohiko, (2006).
• "Consumption Taxes and the Welfare State in Sweden and Japan" (co-authored with Takatsugu Akaishi) in The Ambivalent Consumer, edited by Sheldon Garon and Patricia Maclachlan, Cornell University Press (2006).
• "The Evolution of the Swedish Model" in Internalizing Globalization: The Rise of Neoliberalism and the Erosion of National Models of Capitalism, Philip Cerny, Susanne Soederberg, George Menz (eds.), London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 149-164, (2006).
• "Do Libraries Matter? On the Creation of Social Capital," with Andreas Vårheim and Eisaku Ide, Journal of Documentation (2008) vol. 64, no. 6, pp. 877-892.
• "Social Security, Taxation and Redistribution in Japan" with Alison Chopel and Nozomu Kuno, Public Budgeting and Finance, (Winter 2005) vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 20-43.
• "The Emperor Had No Clothes" in Perestroika, Kirsten Monroe (ed.), Yale University Press, pp. 294-303, (2005).
• "Néo-Institutionnalisms" (Neo Institutionalism), in Laurie Boussaguet, Sophie Jacquot, and Pauline Ravinet (eds.), Dictionnaire des politiques publiques, Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, pp. 290-98, (2004).
• "Institutional Analysis and Challenges to the Modern Welfare State" (with Bo Rothstein), in Restructuring the Welfare State, Bo Rothstein and Sven Steinmo eds., Palgrave Press, 2002.
• "The Evolution of Policy Ideas: Tax Policy in the 20th Century," The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, (June, 2003) vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 206-236.
• "Correcting the Record: The Federal Government and American Education," (with Mathew Hirschland) Educational Policy, (July, 2003) vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 343-364.
• "The Evolution of the Modern State," Chihou-Zaisei (Local Finance) Vol.42, No.4 (496th Issue), April (2003), pp.241-249.
• "Globalization and Taxation," Chihou-Zaisei (Local Finance) Vol.42, No.2 (494th Issue), February 2003, pp. 222-237.
• "Bucking the Trend: Swedish Social Democracy in a Global Economy," New Political Economy, vol. 8, no. 1, (2003), pp.31- 48.
• "Globalization and Taxation: Challenges to the Swedish Welfare State," Comparative Political Studies, (2002) vol. 35, no. 7, pp. 839-862. Republished in Stephe Leibried and Steffan Mau)
• "Welfare States: Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction," Volume II, Elgar Press: Cheltenham, pp. 459-482.
• "The New Political Economy of Taxation" (with Duane Swank), American Journal of Political Science, (July 2002), vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 242-255.
• "Policy vs. Rhetoric: The Political Economy of Taxation and Redistribution in Japan" (with Andrew DeWitt), Social Science Japan Journal, (2002), vol. 5, no. 2,. Republished, in Christopher Hood, The Politics of Modern Japan, London: Routledge, (2008).
• "Institutionalism" in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Nelson Polsby (ed.) London: Elsevier Science, (2001).
• "Taxation, Redistribution and Regulation: Fiscal Policy in a Changing World Economy" in Jan Ottosson and Lars Magnusson (eds.) Private Actors and Public Interest: The Role of the State in Regulated Economies, London: Elgar Publishing. pp. 89-106. (2001)
• "The New Institutionalism" in Barry Clark and Joe Foweraker, (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought, London: Routlege, (July, 2001)
• "Taxes and Taxation" in Joel Krieger (ed.) The Oxford Compendium of World Politics. New York: Oxford University Press (2001).
• "Do Institutions Really Matter?" with Carolyn Tolbert. Comparative Political Studies, (April 1998) Vol. 31, No. 2 165-187.
• "It's the Institutions, Stupid!: Why the United States Can't Pass Comprehensive National Health Insurance" with Jon Watts. Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law. (1995) Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 329-372. (Reprinted in Health Policy, James Warner Bjorkman and Christa Altenstetter, (eds.) Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 1998, pp. 255-298. Also reprinted in, Reforming Healthcare Systems, Theodore Marmor (ed.), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2010.)
• "Why Is Government So Small in America?" Governance, (1995) Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 303-334.
• "Introduction," in Tax Policy, Sven Steinmo, ed. London: Elgar Publishing, 1998.
• "The Politics of Taxation," in Cedric Sandford, More Key Issues in Tax Reform. Bath: Fiscal Publications, (1995).
• "Rethinking American Exceptionalism" in Larry Dodd and Calvin Jillson (eds.) The Dynamics of American Politics: Approaches and Interpretations. Boulder: Westview Press, (1994).
• "The End of Redistribution? International Pressures and Domestic Policy Choices," Challenge, (Nov./Dec. 1994), pp. 1-9.
• "Introduction," in Tax Policy, Sven Steinmo, ed. London: Elgar Publishing, 1998.
• "The Politics of Taxation," in Cedric Sandford, More Key Issues in Tax Reform. Bath: Fiscal Publications, (1995).
• "Rethinking American Exceptionalism" in Larry Dodd and Calvin Jillson (eds.) The Dynamics of American Politics: Approaches and Interpretations. Boulder: Westview Press, (1994).
• "Historical Institutionalism in Comparative Politics" (with Kathleen Thelen) in Steinmo, Thelen and Longstreth, Structuring Politics. Cambridge University Press, (1992) pp. 1-32.
• "Aaron Wildavsky" in Glen H. Utter and Charles Lockhart (eds.) American Political Scientists: A Dictionary. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, (1993) pp. 325-327.
• "Grant McConnell" in Glen H. Utter and Charles Lockhart (eds.) American Political Scientists: A Dictionary. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, (1993) pp. 208-210.
• "Political Institutions and Tax Policy in the United States, Sweden and Britain," World Politics, (July, 1989) Vol. LXI, No. 4, pp. 500-535. (reprinted in American Society and Politics, Theda Skocpol and John Campbell, eds.) New York: McGraw-Hill Inc, 1995, pp.477-497.
• "Social Democracy vs. Socialism: Goal Adaptation in Social Democratic Sweden," Politics and Society, (1988) 16, No. 4 pp. 403-46. (Winner of the University of Colorado "Dean's Writing Award" for the Social Sciences).
• "The Influence of Party on Post-War UK Tax Rates," with Oliver Morrissey, Policy and Politics, (1987) Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 195-206.
• "The Development of The American and Swedish Tax Systems: A Comparison," (with Enrique Rodriguez), Intertax, European Tax Review, (March 3, 1986) pp. 68-79.
•  "So What's Wrong With Tax Expenditures? A Different View Using Swedish Evidence", Public Budgeting and Finance, (1986) Vol. 6, no.1, pp. 27-44.

• "Taxes and Taxation" in Joel Krieger (ed.) The Oxford Compendium of World Politics. New York: Oxford University Press (1993) pp 900-901.
• "Delivering Health Care to the Rural Poor", in David Leonard and Dale Marshall, Institutions of Rural Development for the Poor. Institute of International Studies, Berkeley (1982), pp. 151-192.

Other Publications
• “Is Radical Change Possible? #Elections2016#HillaryClinton#BernieSanders” in Policy Trajectories, (February 13,2016) http://policytrajectories.asa-comparative-historical.org/2016/02/is-radical-change-possible-elections2016-hillaryclinton-berniesanders/#more-184,
• “Willing to Pay? Tax Compliance in Britain and Italy, an experimental analysis, (with John D’Attoma) The Plot, September 2, 2015 http://www.the-plot.org/2015/09/02/willing-to-pay-tax-compliance-in-britain-and-italy-an-experimental-analysis/
• “The Word Tax is Unpopular: But the Word Fee is Worse,” The Monkey Cage: The Washington Post Online, (with John D’Attoma), April 15, 2015. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/04/15/the-word-tax-is-unpopular-but-the-word-fee-is-worse/
• Book review, The Emergence of Organizations and Markets, Edited by, John Padgett and Walter Powell, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2014, 583pp., forthcoming in, Perspectives in Politics, 2014.
• “Italy’s French Temptation,” Project Syndicate, August 1, 2013. http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-italy-should-not-emulate-france-s-semi-presidential-system-by-sven-steinmo-and-camille-bedock
• "Italy's French Temptation" with Camille Bedock, Project Syndicate, August 1, 2013
• "Skatterna Ska Känna Rättvisa" (Taxes Should Feel Fair), Framtider, March 2010, p.34.
• "A View From Europe," Clio - Bi-Annual Newsletter for the Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association, President's letter, Volume 20, no. 2, September, 2010, p. 1, 42.
• "Europe and America in a Time of Crisis," The EUI Review, , Autumn, 2010, pp 25-26.
• "History and Predictability and Political Science," Clio - Bi-Annual Newsletter for the Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association, President's Spring letter, Volume 20, no 1, May, 2010, p. 1, 38-9.
• "¿Logrará Obama cambiar EE UU?" (Will Obama Change the USA?) Cinqua Diaz, Madrid, Spain, January 6, 2009.
• "Nie wierzę w Obamę" (Don't believe Obama), Gazeta Woszborsza, Warsaw, Poland, December 13, 2008.
• "One Big Unanswered Question," Comparative Politics Newsletter, Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, Volume 19, Issue 1, (Winter, 2008), p. 10.
• "Puede un cadidato negro 'realamente' ganar en EE UU?" (Can a Black Candidate Really Win the Election?) Cinqua Diaz, Madrid, Spain, February 18, 2008.
• "Un candidat noir peut-il gagner les présidentielles américaines?" La Libre Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, February 28, 2008.
• "Europe - USA, Fin de la democratic?" (Europe - USA, The End of Democracy?) La Libre Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, December 14, 2007.
• "The Democratic Dilemma" in The EUI Review, (December, 2007).
• Book Review, Confronting Income Inequality in Japan, by Toshiaki Tachibanaki, MIT Press, in The Economic Journal, 2006.
• Book Review, Globalization, Europeanization and the End of Scandinavian Social Democracy?, Christine Ingebritsen and Jonathan Moses (eds.), in European Societies, 3(2), 2001. pp. 250-252.
• "Planning Our Future," The Report of the American Political Science Association's Strategic Planning Committee, Paul Beck (chair), J. Aldrich, L. Fraga, N. McGlen, M. Orr, R. Ragowski, K. Scholzman, B. Simmons, S. Steinmo, J. Toronto, American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, August 22, 2000.
• Book Review, Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, congress, and the state 1945-1975 by Zelizer, JE Political Studies 48: (5) 1057-1058 December, 2000.
• "The New Political Economy of Taxation: International Pressures and Domestic Policy Choices," Center for West European Studies Working Paper Series, University of California, Berkeley, No. 19, (Aug. 1996).
• "The Truth about Taxes" Challenge, (Jan-Feb 1995) pp. 57-8.
• "Higher Taxes Are More Myth than Money," Public Affairs Report, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Vol. 34, No. 3, (May 1993), pp. 4-5.
• Book review of Donald Granberg and Sören Holmberg "The Political System Matters," The American Political Science Review No.1, Vol. 85, (March 1991), pp. 311-312.
• Book review of Henry Milner, "Sweden: Social Democracy in Practice" European Sociological Review, Vol. 5, No. 3, (1990).
• Book review of Walter Korpi, "The Democratic Class Struggle", European Sociological Review, Vol. 1, no. 3, (1985).
• Book review of Katzenstein, Peter "Corporatism and Change," Journal of Economics, Vol. 95, no. 380, (Dec. 1985).
• US Competitiveness: A Comparison of Steel, Electronics and Automobiles, Office of Technology Assessment, Washington, D.C. July 1981 (contributing status), 206 pages.
• Transition Briefing Memos, Western Center for Health Planning, (Sept. 1981 through July 1982), (These were national non-refereed newsletters dealing with issues of concern for health planners for which I was principal author.)

Fellowships and Awards
• Willing to Pay? Testing Institutional Theory with Experiments, European Research Council "Advanced Researchers Grant," (2012).
• Do Institutions Evolve? European University Institute Research Grant, Florence, Italy (2009-2010).
• Comparative Research on the Decision Making Process - Tax Reform, (co-PI, with Naoki Jinno and Andrew DeWit) Japan Research Council, Tokyo, Japan (2004-2006).
• Abe Fellow, Social Science Research Council, American Council of Learned Societies, and Center for Global Partnership (2002-2003).
• German Marshall Fund Senior Research Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (2001-2002)
• STINT Visiting Scientist, Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (2000-2001).
• Bi-Centennial Swedish-American Exchange Research Grant, Bi-Centennial Swedish American Exchange Fund (1999).
• Edmond Keller Writing Prize for the Best Essay on the 1st Amendment, Keller Center, University of Colorado, Boulder (1999).
• William Riker Award for the Best Book in Political Economy published in 1991, 1992 or 1993, American Political Science Association, Political Economy Section (1994).
• Gabriel Almond Award for best doctoral dissertation in Comparative Politics, American Political Science Association (1989).
• Grant in Aid, University of Colorado, Committee on Research and Creative Work (1989).
• Dean's Writing Award for the Social Sciences for best article published by a member of the Arts and Sciences faculty in 1988, University of Colorado (1989).
• Arthur H. Cole Grant in Aid, Economic History Association (1988).
• Tax Institute of America NTA-TIA Doctoral Dissertation Award, Finalist, National Tax Association (1988).
• Junior Faculty Development Award, University of Colorado, Committee on Research and Creative Work (1988).
• Henry Robert Braden Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Political Science (1985).
• Dissertation Research Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies and The Social Science Research Council (1984-85).
• Special Conference/Travel Award to the European Community, Swedish Fulbright Foundation (1984).
• Thord-Gray Memorial Dissertation Research Fellowship, American Scandinavian Foundation (1984). Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Fellowship, American Fulbright Foundation (1983 - 1984).
• Fernstrom Fellowship, University of California Research Fellowship (1983).
• Public Health Studentship, National Institutes of Health (1981-1982).

Invited Lectures
• University College London, "Is it Culture, or is it Institutions? Why some people pay their taxes and other people don’t," Department of Political Science and School of Public Policy Public Lecture Series, London, England, February 25, 2016.
• Her Majesty’s Revenue Service, "Willing to Pay? Culture," Institutions and Tax Evasion, HMRC Behavioral Change Team Treasury Department Joint Lecture, 100 Parliament St., London, England, February 24, 2016.
• *European Union Commission Joint Research Center (JRC), "Tax Compliance in Europe and America – Reports from Laboratory Experiments," (Keynote address), FISCALIS Workshop, Ispra, Italy, September 26, 2015.
• *Birmingham University, Business School, "Considering different Cultures of Compliance," (Keynote address), Opening conference for the Center for Tax Governance, Birmingham, England, June 16, 2015.
• University of California, Santa Cruz, Department of Political Science, "Limits and Advantages of Experimental Methods for Comparative Research," Santa Cruz, California, May 20, 2015.
• University of California, Davis, Department of Sociology, "Willing to Pay? Testing Institutionalism with Experimental Methods," Davis, California, February 26, 2015.
• University of Hawaii, Department of Sociology, "Experimental Methods and Social Science Research," Honolulu, Hawaii, December 4, 2014.
• *Social Science History Association, New Fiscal Sociology, "Willing to Pay? Institutions, Culture and Tax Compliance," (Keynote Address), Toronto, Canada. November 5, 2014.
• University of Florence, Department of Economics, “Tax Compliance and Experimental Methods: Some early findings from a five country study,” Florence, Italy. October, 14, 2014.
• Uppsala University, Department of Political Science, “Historical Institutionalism and Experimental Methods,” Uppsala, Sweden. Sept. 25, 2014.
• The Quality of Government Institute (QOG), “Willing to Pay? Testing Historical Institutionalist Theories with Experiments,” University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. Sept. 18, 2014.
• The Institut européen·European Institute (IE·EI), "Unwilling to Pay? Taxes, Spending and Generational Conflict," Sapienza University, Rome. June 5, 2014.
• Collegio Carlo Alberto, "Willing to Pay? Testing Historical Institutionalism with Experiments," Turin, Italy, May 15, 2014.
• Hanshin University, ""The Social Democratic Model of Society: What it is, and what it is Not," (Keynote Address), Korean Social Security Association, Joint Conference for Korean Social Policy, Seoul Korea, October 12, 2012.
• Norwegian Institute for Social Research, (NOVA), "The Greediest Generation," (Keynote address), Reassessing the Nordic Model, Final Conference, August 21, 2012.
• Radbound University Nijmegen, "My Greedy Generation," Trans-Atlantic Dialogue Conference, (Keynote address), Nijmegen, Holland, June 7, 2012.
• Copenhagen Business School, "What is Fiscal Sociology?" (Keynote address) International Conference in Honor of Professor John Campbell, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 19, 2012.
• University of Southern Denmark, "Where is Political Science heading - if anywhere?" (Keynote address) Conference on the Future of Political Science in Denmark, Odense, Denmark, February 23, 2012.
• Oxford University, UK, "Why is Sweden So Successful?" Political Economy Seminar Series, February 9, 2012.
• Bremen University, Germany, "Ideas and Evolutionary Change," (Keynote lecture), Bremen International School of Social Sciences, Conference on "Ideas in Social Science," November 17, 2011.
• University College Dublin, "The Evolution of the Modern State," Department of Political Science, September 23, 2011.
• Humbolt University, "Evolutionary Theory and Institutional Analysis," Berlin Graduate School of the Social Sciences, Berlin, Germany, May 25, 2011.
• University of Bologna, "The Evolution of Modern States," Forli, Italy, June 7, 2010.
• Central European University, "Taking Evolution Seriously in Political Science," Political Economy Research Group Annual Conference, (keynote lecture).
• Budapest, Hungary, May 27, 2010. Rikkyo University, "Politics and Policy Challenges in Japan, Sweden and the United States," Tokyo, Japan, March 23, 2010.
• Cognitive Sciences Annual Meeting, "Evolutionary Theory and the Social Sciences," Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences, (keynote address), Naples, Italy, November 26, 2009.
• American University of Paris, "Sweden: Adapting to the Global Economy," Department of Political Science, November 3, 2009.
• University of Bergen, "Taking Evolution Seriously in the Social Sciences," Nordwell Summer Graduate Program, Bergen, Norway, June 8, 2009.
• University of Tromsø, "Globalization and the Welfare State," Department of Political Science and Department of Library Science, Tromso, Norway, June 3, 2009.
• University of Lisboa, Evolutionary Ontology in the Social Sciences, Conference "Evolution Today and Tomorrow," Department of Biological Sciences, Lisbon, Portugal, April 3, 2009.
• University of California at Berkeley, "The Evolution of Modern States," Institute of Governmental Studies and Department of Political Science, Berkeley, California, February 25, 2009.
• Kyoto University, "Taking Evolution Seriously," Faculty of Law, Kyoto, Japan, September, 23, 2008.
• Ministry of Interior Affairs, "Dealing with Globalization in Japan and Sweden," Tokyo, Japan, September, 26, 2008.
• ARENA Institute, "The Evolution of the Modern State," University of Oslo, December, 4, 2007.
• Max Plank Institute, "Taking Evolution Seriously," "Why History?" workshop/conference, Ringberg Castle, Ringberg, Germany, July 19, 2007.
• Washington University, Seattle, "The Evolution of the Modern State," Department of Sociology and the Center or European Studies, April 25, 2006.
• Harvard University, Cambridge, "Taxes, Globalization and the Evolution of the Modern State: The Japanese Case," Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, October, 27, 2005.
• University of Copenhagen, Denmark, "Institutional Theory in Political Science," Copenhagen School of Business, May 12, 2005.
• University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, "The Evolution of the Modern State," Comparative Politics Colloquium, Department of Political Science, January, 21, 2005.
• Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, "The Evolution of the Modern State: A Theoretical Framework," Department of Political Science, Baltimore, Maryland, November 15, 2004.
• University of Virginia, Charlottesville, "The Evolution of the Swedish State," Bankard-Lansing-Lee Lecture on Politics and Economics, Charlottesville VA, November 12, 2004.
• University of Texas, Austin, "Globalization and the Welfare State: Exploring the Dilemma's of the Japanese Case," Asian Studies Center and Department of Political Science, University of Texas, Austin, February 20, 2004.
• University of Tokyo, "A Global Standard for Tax Policy?," Department of Economics, University of Tokyo, Japan, January, 19, 2004.
• Ministry of Finance, "Tax Policy for the 21st Century," Ministry of Finance Tax Bureau, Tokyo, Japan, January 21, 2004.
• Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), "Globalization and the Future of the Welfare State," Tokyo, Japan, March, 13, 2003.
• University of Toronto, "The Evolution of the Modern State," Munck Center for the Study of the United States,Toronto, Canada, December 6, 2002.
• University of Tokyo, "The Political Economy of Taxation and Globalization," Institute of Social Science, Tokyo, May 14, 2002.
• University of Tokyo, "Why is America So Rich? An Historical Institutional Analysis," Department of Political Science, Koba, Tokyo, May 23, 2002.
• Notre Dame University, "The Political Economy of Economic Ideas: Tax Policy in the 20th Century," The Keller Center for the Study of Comparative Politics, South Bend, Indiana, November 29, 2001.
• Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), "Historical Institutionalism in Comparative Politics," University of Bordeaux, France, October 21, 2001.
• University of Odense, "Frontiers in Comparative Political Inquiry: What does the Historical Approach give us?," Odense, Denmark, May 21, 2001.
• Max Plank Institute, "Bucking the Trend? The Political Economy of Sweden in a Globalizing World," Cologne, Germany, June 16, 2000.
• European University Institute, "Tax Policy and Politics in a Globalizing World," Florence, Italy, May 16, 2000.
• University of Stockholm, Department of Political Science, "Frontiers in Comparative Theory," Stockholm, Sweden, April 9, 2000.
• University of Umea, Department of Sociology, "In the Land of Milk and Honey: Why did America become So Rich?" Umea, Sweden, March 17, 2000.
• University of Gothenburg, Sweden, "Comparative Politics and the New Institutionalism," Gothenburg, Sweden, February 28, 2000.
• University of Nottingham, Dept of Economics, "The New Political Economy of Taxation," Nottingham, England, February 9, 2000.
• Western Michigan University, Ideas, Institutions and Interests, "The Historical Institutional Agenda in Comparative Politics," Kalamazoo Michigan, Sept. 27, 1999.
• Columbia University, "American Exceptionalism: Culture and Institutions."
• New York, New York, December 11, 1997 University of Colorado, "Adding an Ingredient to Learning: Interaction."
• Faculty Teaching Excellence Program, Symposium on Teaching and Learning.
• Boulder, Colorado, October 21, 1997. John F. Kennedy School of Government, "Rethinking Distribution," Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 28, 1996.
• University of Washington, "Internationalization and the Future of the Welfare State," Seattle, Washington, May 31, 1996.
• Peder Sather Symposium, University of California at Berkeley, "The End of Redistribution? International Pressures and Domestic Policy Choices," Berkeley, California, April 21, 1996.
• Department of Public Administration, University of Bergen, "Globalization and the Future of the Welfare State," Bergen, Norway, Feb. 23, 1996.
• Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, "It's the Institutions, Stupid!" Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 18, 1995.
• Department of Political Science, University of Connecticut, "What's All the Fuss? The New Institutionalism and Comparative Politics," Stores, Connecticut, November 15, 1995.
• University of Canberra, "Why Tax Reform? Understanding Tax Reform in its Political and Economic Context," Canberra, Australia, June 23-24, 1995.
• University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Can Europe Compete?" Madison, Wisconsin, Nov. 18, 1994.
• University of Michigan Signud Carlsson Lecture, "Can the Swedish Model Survive?" Ann Arbor, Michigan, Oct. 19, 1994.
• Institute of Social Science Research, "Political Culture or Political Institutions?" University Tokyo, Sept. 28, 1994.
• Japanese Political Science Association Annual Conference, (Plenary Speaker), "Why President Clinton's Health Plan Failed: It's the Institutions, Stupid!" Osaka, Japan, Sept. 30, 1994.
• Department of Political Science, Uppsala University, "The New Institutionalism."
• Uppsala, Sweden, Sept. 16, 1993. Scandinavian Information Service Conference, "Sweden and the European Community: A Shotgun Wedding?" UCLA, October 16-17, 1991.

Teaching Recognition
• McNair Faculty Mentor, Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, University of Colorado, Boulder, May 10, 2006.
• Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado, May, 2004.
• Residence Life Academic Teaching Award, Committee on Learning and Academic Support Services, University of Colorado, February 28, 2003.
• Teacher Recognition Award, University of Colorado, Mortar Board Honor Society, 1999.
• Outstanding Professor in International Affairs, University of Colorado, International Affairs Student Association, (1997).
• Outstanding Professor in International Affairs, University of Colorado, International Affairs Student Association, (1996).
• Special Recognition Teaching Award, University of Colorado, Sigma Iota Rho, International Affairs Honors Society, (1995).
• Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Recognition Award, University of Colorado, Mortar Board Honor Society, (1993).
• Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor for 1989-1990, University of Colorado, (1990).
• Annual Teacher Recognition Award, University of Colorado, Student Association for Alumni Relations (SOAR), (1989).
• Professor of the Month Award, University of Colorado, Arts and Sciences Student Government, (March, 1989).

Professional Activities
• Executive Council, International Political Science Association, Research Committee #12, Bio-Politics (December 2012-)
• Member, International Peer Review Panel, Danish Council for Independent Research (May 2011)
• Member, Review Board, Uppsala University Quality and Renewal Review Committee, Uppsala, Sweden
• President, Politics and History Section the of American Political Science Association (2009-2010)
• Program Chair, European Politics and Society Section of the American Political Science Association (2008-2009)
• Executive Council, Research Committee #12, Biology and Politics, International Political Science Association (2010-)
• Editor, Palgrave Macmillan Press, series title: "Political Evolution and Institutional Change" (2002 - 2009)
• Advisory Board, Scandinavian Political Studies Journal (2009-)
• Editorial Board, Journal of Public Policy (2008-)
• Editorial Board, American Political Science Review (2001-7)
• Trustee, Trust and Development Board, American Political Science Association (2003-7)
• Executive Board, American Political Science Review (2001-2004)
• Executive Council, Politics and History Section of the APSA (2006-2008)
• Executive Director Search Committee, American Political Science Association (2002)
• Executive Council, American Political Science Association,(1999-2001)
• Strategic Planning Committee, American Political Science Association (1999-2000)
• Steering Committee, Council for European Studies (1997-2000)
• Editorial Board, Governance (1996-2000)
• Delegation of the European Commission, Team Europe (1995 - 2005)
• American Political Science Association, member (1987-)

Teaching Fields
• Comparative Political Economy
• Evolutionary Theory
• Experimental Design and Methods in the Social Sciences
• Comparative Public Policy
• Comparative Politics and Institutions
• American Government and Institutions

PhD Students Supervised
• Britt Cartrite, CU Boulder, 2004
• Mathew Hirshland, CU Boulder, 2005
• Jason Jordan, CU Boulder, 2006
• Yu Bin, CU Boulder, 2008
• Orion Lewis, CU Boulder, 2008
• Thomas Paster, European University Institute, 2009
• Takeshi Hieda, European University Institute, 2009
• Dorota Szelewa, European University Institute, 2010
• Jeppe Olesson, European University Institute, 2010
• Mi Ah Shøyen, European University Institute, 2011
• Johan Davidsson, European University Institute, 2011
• Joseph Hein, European University Institute, 2012 (expected)
• Furio Stamati, European University Institute, 2012 (expected)
• Tamara Popik, European University Institute, 2012 (expected)
• Arpad Tudor, European University Institute, 2012 (expected)
• Julie Hassing Nielsen, European University Institute, 2012 (expected)
• Johan Christensen, European University Institute, 2013 (expected)
• Emre Ismail Bayram, European University Institute, 2013 (expected)
• Ben Wagner, European University Institute, 2014 (expected)
• Camille Bedrock, European University Institute, 2014 (expected)
• Agustin Silvano Rossi, European University Institute, 2015 (expected)

Max Weber Fellows (Mentored at EUI)
• Marc Barenson, (Institute of Development Studies, London) 2007-8.
• Cleas Belfrage, (STINT Fellow) (University of London) 2007-2009.
• Stephanie Mudge, (UC Davis, California) 2008-9.
• Jane Gingrich, (University of Minnesota) 2009-10.
• Sara Konoe, (Mejii University, Tokyo) 2009-10.
• Giulia Andrighetto, (Institute for Cognitive Studies, Rome) 2010-11.
• Zsofia Barta, (London School of Economics) 2011-12.
• Michio Umeda, (University of Tokyo, University of Michigan) 2011-12.

Consulting Experience
• Consultant, Tucker International. Lectures on the changing political economy of Europe for clients (AT&T, General Motors, Gates Rubber, Ford, Motorola, US West, among others), 1989 - 2007.
• Consultant, IBM Corporation, Bristol, England. Lectures and seminars on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Political Economy, December 1984 - May 1985.
• Consultant, Pharmacia Corporation, Uppsala, Sweden, lectures and seminars on Japanese Political Economy, March 1985.
• Consultant, Western Center for Health Planning, San Francisco, September 1981 - July, 1982.
• Consultant, Office of Technology Assessment Washington, D.C., June 1980 - September, 1980.

Academic References
• Professor T.J. Pempel, (Center for Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley)
• Professor Desmond King, (Andrew Mellon Professor of American Government, St. John's College, Oxford University)
• Professor Bo Rothstein, (Gösta Ross Professor, Gothenburg University, Sweden)
• Professor Jonas Pontusson (Department of Politics, Princeton University)
• Professor Frank Dobbin (Department of Sociology, Harvard University) Cambridge, Mass.
• Professor Graham Wilson, (Lafollete School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
• Professor Margaret Weir (Department of Political Science and Sociology, University of California, Berkeley)
• Professor Kathy Thelen (Department of Political Science, Northwestern University)
• Professor Guy Peters (Maurice Falk Professor of American Government)
• Pittsburg University, Pennsylvania. Professor Cathie Jo Martin
• (Department of Political Science, Boston University)
• Associate Professor Mark Blyth, (Department of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University)
• Listed in: Who's Who in Social Sciences Higher Education, Academic Keys for Social Sciences.
• Listed in: Who's Who in the World, Marquis Publishing.

University Service
• Director, Tocqueville Initiative for the Study of America in a Globalizing World, (September, 2003 - 2007 ).
• Associate Director, Center for Advancement of Teaching and Research in the Social Sciences, (CARTSS), (June 2002 - ).
•  Executive Board, Arts and Sciences Honors Council, (September 2004 - ).
• Policy Committee, Department of Political Science, (September 2002 - ).
• Governing Board, Center for the American West, (September 2000 - ).
• Director, Conference on World Affairs, (August 1995 - July 1998).
• Director, International Affairs Program, (July 1993 - August 1995).
• Director, Political Science Department Honors Program, (1989 - 1993).
• Governing Board, Study Abroad Programs, (September 1993 - 2002).


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