In 2021, we reached out to scholars who are members of the American Political Science Association to support a new organized section on American Political Economy. The response to our petition was rapid and impressive—nearly 400 signatures in a matter of weeks—and in 2022, the new APE organized section was launched.
The purpose of the section is to facilitate and promote research in the emerging subfield of APE—the study of the interaction of markets and politics in the United States. The section facilitates panels exploring topics related to APE at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, recognizes quality scholarship in the APE subfield with awards, and provides mentorship for younger scholars working in the APE subfield.
The APE organized section overlaps with but is distinct from the Consortium for American Political Economy. It is currently co-chaired by Chloe Thurston of Northwestern University and Jacob Hacker of Yale University, with a leadership team consisting of Sarah Anzia, U.C. Berkeley (2023 program co-chair and member of the Executive Council); Nate Kelly, University of Tennessee (secretary-treasurer), Lisa Miller (2023 program co-chair and member of the Executive Council), and Jessica Trounstine, U.C. Merced (vice chair).
For more on the organized section, including how to join, please visit the section’s website.