Visiting Global Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Education: BA University of Nebraska; PhD Princeton University
Research Areas: commerce, consumer-producer power, electoral systems
Ronald Rogowski is Distinguished Professor and former Chair of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and served from 2007-2012 as Lead Editor of the American Political Science Review. As an undergraduate at the University of Nebraska, he double-majored in Political Science and Mathematics. He went on to do graduate work in Political Science and Sociology at the Free University of Berlin and the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn.
He completed his PhD at Princeton University under the supervision of the late Harry Eckstein. He has taught at Princeton, Duke, and Minnesota and has held research appointments at Harvard University, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto, 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 (a) economic consequences of electoral systems (in addition to the book, articles in AJPS, JOP, BJPS); (b) inequality and institutions, including the economics and politics of slavery; and (c) how the economic downturn of 2008-09 affected the economies and the voting behavior of regions within the European Union. 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.