Greg Guedel

Ph.D. 2016, 2013 Cohort
Greg Guedel

Dissertation Project

Assessing Political Economy in Native American Nations

Professional Background

Officer in the U.S. Army, Lawyer


Qualitative Methods



Greg Guedel grew up in Snohomish, Washington, courtesy of his Mother’s miraculous escape from the KGB in post-WWII Latvia. He received his B.S. in Business from USC, J.D. from UW, and Graduate Diploma in International Relations from the London School of Economics. In his legal practice, Greg represents Native American Tribes on economic and community development initiatives. His Jackson School research is primarily based in the States, Markets, Societies foundational field and centers on analyzing political economy and enhancing human security in Indigenous nations. Greg served as an officer in the U.S. Army for 8 years, and is Co-Director of the UW’s CHID Study Abroad Program in Munich.


  • “Strategies and Methods for Tribal Economic Development: Building Sustainable Prosperity in Native American Communities,” Author, Thomson Reuters Aspatore Publishing, July 2013
  • “Coastal Tribes Scoring Export Win with Geoducks,” Author, Foster Pepper News, July 2011
  • “Horizon: The Indian Economic Miracle,” DR TV, January 2016
  • “6 Tips for Managing Tribal Infrastructure Projects,” Law360, November 2015
  • “Gambling and Poverty: How Cash from Casinos Makes Native Americans Poorer,” The Economist, January 2015
  • “Sovereignty, Economic Development, and Human security in Native American Nations”.  American Indian Law Journal, Vol. III, Issue I, Fall 2014.
  • “This Tribe Wants to Kick Rich People Out of the Hamptons,” Vice, August 2014
  • “Oglala Sioux Hope Bitcoin Alternative, Mazacoin, Will Change Economic Woes,” Newsweek, August 14, 2014
  • Strategies and Methods for Tribal Economic Development: Building Sustainable Prosperity in Native American Communities. Boston: Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Publishing, July 2013
  • “NFL Commissioner Says Redskins is a ‘Positive’ Nickname” World Sports Law Report – June 2013
  • “Challenges and Opportunities in Tribal Economic Development.”  Emerging Issues in Tribal-State Relations, Boston: Thomson-Reuters/Aspatore, 2012
  • “Native American Legal Update,” Editor, Foster Pepper’s Native American legal blog,

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