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Kenneth F. Scheve

Kenneth F. Scheve

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Professor of Political Science
Director of The Europe Center

Encina Hall
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305

(650) 497-9790 (voice)

Research Interests

International and comparative political economy and comparative political behavior.


Kenneth Scheve is Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute. He currently serves as the Director of The Europe Center at FSI and SGS. His research interests are in the fields of international and comparative political economy and comparative political behavior with particular interest in the behavioral foundations of the politics of economic policymaking. His research has been published in numerous leading scholarly journals and has been recognized for a number of awards and grants including the Michael Wallerstein Award, the Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha Award, and Robert O. Keohane Award. Scheve is also the author, with Matthew Slaughter, of Globalization and the Perceptions of American Workers examining American public opinion about the liberalization of trade, immigration, and foreign direct investment policies. He is currently writing a book with David Stasavage examining the interaction between mass warfare, fairness concerns, and the development of progressive taxation in the 19th and 20th centuries across twenty countries. His current research projects also include comparative studies examining the role of interdependent preferences in opinion formation about tax policy, trade policy, and international environmental cooperation. Scheve received his PhD from Harvard University and his BA from the University of Notre Dame. He has been a visiting scholar at the Bank of England, London School of Economics, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Before joining the Stanford faculty in 2012, he taught at the University of Michigan and at Yale University.

Stanford Affiliations

Political Science