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Faculty Fellow

Gary Herrigel

Paul Klapper Professor of Political Science; Associate Faculty, Department of Sociology University of Chicago


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Gary Herrigel is interested in comparative political economy, organizations, and alternative forms of governance throughout the developed and developing world. He is author of three books, most recently Globale Qualitätsproduktion. Transnationale Produktionssysteme in der Automobilzulieferindustrie und im Maschinenbau (Frankfurt aM: Campus Verlag, 2017—with Volker Wittke and Ulrich Voskamp). This book examines recursive learning processes, upgrading and governance in German manufacturing globalization. Currently, he is working on a variety of projects, all having to do with the relationship between transnational self-optimizing governance architectures, learning, and sustainability in industry and agriculture.

Featured Project

Sustainable Agriculture as Relational Learning Process

Project Team:

2017 – 2019


Working Group on Comparative Economics

Working Group on Comparative Economics

This group convened to discuss the comparative economic and historical analysis of societies, identifying ways that economic tools and analysis can advance historical research on the ancient world.

Emerging around a coalescence of research interests in the comparative economic analysis of historical societies from ancient times to the modern period, the Working Group on Comparative Economics brought together faculty from Classics, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Anthropology,...