International Forum for Democratic Studies Research Council Member

Stephan Haggard

University of California San Diego

Stephan Haggard received his PhD from the University of California Berkeley and taught in the Government Department at Harvard from 1983-1992 before moving to the University of California San Diego. He has a long-standing interest in the political economy of East Asia, writing the books Pathways from the Periphery: the Politics of Growth in the Newly Industrializing Countries (1990) and Political Economy of the Asian Financial Crisis (2000). He has written widely on democratization and democracy with long-standing co-author Robert Kaufman (Rutgers University). Their work includes The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions (1995), Development, Democracy and Welfare States: Latin America, East Asia, and Eastern Europe (2008) and “Inequality and Regime Change; Democratic Transitions and the Stability of Democratic Rule,” American Political Science Review (2012). Dr. Haggard and Dr. Kaufman are currently completing a book on how and whether social inequality influences transitions to and from democracy.

Recently, Dr. Haggard has turned his attention to the political economy of North Korea in joint work with Marcus Noland, including Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid and Reform (2008), with a Foreword by Amartya Sen, and Witness to Transformation: Refugee Insights into North Korea (2011). Haggard and Noland run the Witness to Transformation Blog, which covers humanitarian, human rights, political and strategic developments around the Korean peninsula.

Dr. Haggard is the editor of the Journal of East Asian Studies and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the Krause Distinguished Professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California San Diego.