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Geoffrey Garrett

Former Vice Provost and Dean
Department: Political Science
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Keywords: Economic Theory, Economics, European Union, Globalization, Legislative Institutions, Politics

Geoffrey Garrett is the former Vice Provost and Dean of the International Institute, Director of the Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations, and Professor of Political Science at UCLA. Before coming to UCLA in 2001, Garrett was Director of Ethics, Politics and Economics and of the Leitner Program in International Political Economy, as well as Professor of Political Science, at Yale University. He had previously been on the faculties of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University and Oxford University. Garrett has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a National Fellow of the Hoover Institution and has held visiting appointments at the Australian National University, the Juan March Institute, Madrid and the Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin. Garrett’s undergraduate education was at the Australian National University (B.A. 1980), and he holds MA (1984) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees from Duke University.

Garrett has written widely on numerous aspects of the global political economy, including the causes and effects of free trade and capital mobility, economic growth and inequality around the world, the interactions between governments and trade unions, the politics of macroeconomic policy, privatization and the International Monetary Fund, the political structure of the European Union and European monetary integration. Author of Partisan Politics in the Global Economy (Cambridge University Press, 1998), Garrett is currently working on two books: The Global Diffusion of Markets and Democracy (co-edited with Frank Dobbin and Beth Simmons from Harvard University) and Globalization’s Missing Middle: Why the global middle class is losing from free trade and finance, portions of which will be published in Foreign Affairs in the fall of 2004. Garrett’s research has been cited over 1300 times in scholarly publications according to the Social Sciences Citation Index.

Garrett is UCLA’s senior academic officer responsible for international teaching, research and service. He is also part of the executive leadership of the College of Letters and Science and has participated in several campus wide management and strategy committees. These include the Competitiveness Task Force and the Chancellor’s Implementation Advisory Group reporting to UCLA Chancellor Albert Carnesale and chaired by Executive Vice Chancellor Daniel Neuman. Garrett is currently a member of the Chancellor’s Research Allocation Advisory Group, also chaired by EVC Neuman

Beyond his administrative responsibilities, Garrett played an active role in the classroom at UCLA. He has taught "America as Hyperpower" in the Fiat Lux freshman seminar program and "The United States and the World Since September 11” for the College of Letters and Science Honors Collegium, as well as graduate-level courses on political economy in the Department of Political Science.

Garrett resigned from hist post at the International Institute in July, 2005.