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I specialize in the politics of global finance with a focus upon domestic explanations of international behavior. For undergraduates I offer advanced seminars on the Global Political Economy, Political Economy of Global Finance, Growth and Development, and Globalization and National Politics. I teach graduate classes in Global Political Economy, Growth and Development, and Politics of Global Finance.
I am the author or editor of six books and numerous articles. My first book, Domestic Choices, International Markets, examines the politics underpinning the liberalization and globalization of national securities markets in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. My second book, State Institutions, Private Incentives, Global Capital, explores the extraordinary transformation and reawakening of global financial markets, systematic differences in access for borrowers in the global capital pool, and the effects of national political institutions in explaining the metamorphosis and the differential access. Congressional Quarterly Press published my third book, Political Economy and Global Affairs. In my fourth book, The Challenges of Globalization (2009), I edited a volume of papers from a conference on Globalization, State and Society. My fifth book, Birth of Hegemony: Crisis, Financial Revolution, and Emerging Global Networks, will be available in 2012 from the University of Chicago Press. This book explores the public and private financial foundations of liberal hegemonic leadership by examining the three cases of such leadership over the past 400 years—the Dutch Netherlands, England, and now the United States. A sixth book, World Affairs and Political Economy: Individual choices, social outcomes, which is a revised edition of my earlier CQ Press book, is due out in 2012.
Sobel, Andrew C. 2013. International Political Economy in Context: Individual Choices, Global Effects, Washington D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press.
Sobel, Andrew C. 2012. Birth of Hegemony. Crisis, Financial Revolution and Emerging Global Networks, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Sobel, Andrew C. (ed.). 2009. Challenges of Globalization: Immigration, social welfare, global governance, Routledge Press.
Sobel, Andrew C. 2006. Political Economy and World Affairs, Washington D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press.
Sobel, Andrew C. 1999. State Institutions, Private Incentives, Global Capital. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.
Sobel, Andrew C. 1994. Domestic Choices, International Markets: Dismantling National Barriers and Liberalizing Securities Markets. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.
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