Advisory Committee


Agricultural and Resource Economics
Maximilian Auffhammer is the George Pardee Jr. Professor of International Sustainable Development and Associate Dean in the Division of Social Sciences at UC Berkeley. Professor Auffhammer received his B.S. in environmental science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1996, a M.S. in environmental and resource economics at the same institution in 1998 and a Ph.D. in economics from UC San Diego in 2003. He joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 2003. His research focuses on environmental and resource economics, energy economics and applied econometrics. He is a Research Associate...Read more
Professor; Dean of Arts and Humanities
Comparative Literature, Spanish and Portuguese, and Rhetoric
Tony Cascardi is a Professor of Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, and Spanish and Portuguese; he received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1980 and is General Editor of the Penn State Studies in Literature and Philosophy. His research interests include: the relations between literature and philosophy; aesthetic theory; and early modern Europe. His publications include Consequences of Enlightenment and The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes .Read more
Jan de Vries is a Professor of History and Economics at U.C. Berkeley. A faculty member since 1973, de Vries is the Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of European History. De Vries is an expert in European economic history, early modern European history, demographic history, and Dutch history. He co-edited the five volumes of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History (Oxford University Press, 2003), and authored "The Dutch Atlantic Economies” in The Atlantic Economy of the Eighteenth Century (University of South Carolina Press).Read more
Associate Professor
Political Science
Alison Post is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies, and Co-Director of the Global Metropolitan Studies Program . Her research lies at the intersection of comparative urban politics and comparative political economy, with regional emphases on Latin America and South Asia. It examines several related themes: the politics of regulating privatized infrastructure, the varying ability of subnational governments to provide infrastructure services effectively following the decentralization wave of the 1990s, and the politics of urban policy more broadly. She is...Read more