James Caporaso

Senior Researcher, EU Center Director Emeritus
James Caporaso



James A. Caporaso (PhD University of Pennsylvania) is a Senior Researcher at the Center for West European Studies and the European Union Center, a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence where he is also Director Emeritus. Previously, he served as the Director of the European Union Center and he held the post of Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Washington until 2018. Dr. Caporaso was a longtime professor in the UW Department of Political Science, where he currently is Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Caporaso is a specialist in international political economy and international relations theory. He is a past president of the International Studies Association (1997-98) and past Chair of the European Union Studies Association (1995-97). In 2003 he received an award as a Distinguished International Political Economy Scholar from the International Studies Association. He has published articles in International Studies Quarterly, International Organization, American Political Science Review, Journal of European Public Policy and several other journals. He edited Comparative Political Studies until 2013. He is coauthor with David Levine of Theories of Political Economy. His current research is on political institutions and the financial crisis in comparative perspective. Caporaso enjoys teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in international relations and international political economy and mentoring graduate students


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