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Gérard Roland, professor of economics and political science

Gérard Roland

Gérard Roland is professor of economics and political science at UC Berkeley and chair of the Department of Economics. His expertise is in political economy, comparative economic analysis of institutions and reforms in post-socialist economies.

Roland has been a regular consultant to the IMF, World Bank and EBRD in the last 15 years and has also consulted for the European Commission and the Inter-American Development Bank. He is editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics; his recent book Democratic Politics in the European Parliament received the Richard F. Fenno Prize for the Best Book Published in the Field of Legislative Studies during 2007.

Posts by Gérard Roland

12-15-14Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Is Putin out to destroy the EU?
3-4-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Ukraine: What emergency measures and what long-term changes are needed?
4-9-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Resume the six-party talks on Korea
3-8-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Is China ready to abandon North Korea?
11-23-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?How best to respond to the North Korean aggression? Get China to condemn it.
10-6-10Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Currency wars: China should impose green taxes on its exports
5-25-10Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Korean fears are misplaced … for now