Kenneth Scheve appointed Dean Acheson Professor

Kenneth Scheve
Kenneth Scheve

Kenneth Scheve, the newly appointed Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs, is a political economist who studies the domestic and international governance of modern capitalism. His appointment was effective Oct. 1, 2020.

Scheve is a member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. His research studies inequality and redistribution; the politics of globalization; the social and political consequences of long run economic change; and climate politics. He is also affiliated with the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

Scheve is the author, with David Stasavage, of “Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe,” which examines the role of fairness concerns in the politics of progressive taxation from the early 19th century through contemporary debates. He is also the author, with Matthew Slaughter, of “Globalization and the Perceptions of American Workers,” which examines American public opinion about the liberalization of trade, immigration, and foreign direct investment policies.

He received a B.A. with highest honors in economics from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Scheve came to Yale after most recently an appointment as a professor of political science and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. 

Scheve has received the David A. Lake Award, Michael Wallerstein Award, the Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha Award, the Robert O. Keohane Award, and the International Studies Association’s Society for Women in International Political Economy Mentor Award. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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