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Office: PLS 301
Education: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., George Washington University
Areas of Specialization: Comparative Politics, European Studies, Political Economy .
Professor Perez is a specialist in political economy. She teaches comparative politics and courses on the politics of immigration.
Professor Perez work has centered on the politics of economic regulation in Europe. She has published and co-authored books on financial regualtion ( Banking on Privilege: The Politics of Spanish Financial Reform, Cornell University Press in 1997, Capital Ungoverned: Liberalizing Finance in Interventionist States, Cornell University Press in 1996), and numerous journal articles and book chapters on financial regulation, exchange rate policy, European monetary integration, social pacts, wage bargaining, and immigration policy in Europe. Her articles have appeared in the International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of European Public Policy and Governance. She is currently working on a book project on the politics of immigration policy and welfare states in Europe.
Professor Perez regularly teaches the following courses:
Introduction to Comparative Politics (PO 251)
Governments of Western Europe (PO 361)
Continental Western European Governments (PO 661)
Approaches to Applied Study of Comparative Politics (PO 751)