Department of Economics
Professor Willoughby has recently returned from a two-year stay in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates where he helped create an undergraduate economics program at the new American University of Sharjah. He has also taught at the American University in Cairo as a visiting professor.
His teaching interests are: European Economic History, American Economic History, Political Economy, History of Economic Thought.
DegreesPhD, Economics, University of California at Berkeley
MA, Economics, Cambridge University
BA, History, University of Michighan
Partnerships & Affiliations
Union for Radical Political Economics
Review of Radical Political Economics Editorial Board
Middle East Studies Association
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Political economy of globalization in the Middle East and South Asia: Current research concerned with investigating the economic institution that regulate labor markets in the Arabian Peninsula and the rise of higher educational institutions in GCC countries. He has also published work on the economic and social history of the American presence in Europe during the second half of the twentieth century, and the political economy of nation-state relations in the modern world economy.
- "Segmented Ferminization and the Decline of Neo-Patriarchy in the Gulf", Comparitive Studies of South Asian, Africa and the Middle East (Spring 2008).
- "Ambivalent Anxieties of the South Asian-Gulf Arab Labor Exchange", Revista de Economia Mundial 14 (2006): 31-56.
- "The Irony of Environmentalism: The Ecological Futility but Political Necessity of Life Style Changes", Ethics and International Affairs 19:3 (Fall 2005), co-authored with Paul Wapner.
- "Work Productivity When Knowledge of Different Reward Systems Varies: Report from an Economic Experiment", Journal of Economic Psychology 25 (2004): 591-600, co-authored with Richard Burchett.
- Remaking the Conquering Heroes: The American Occupation of Germany, Palgrave Academic Press, 2001.
Area of Expertise: U.S. and European economic history, foreign aid and international economic policy, methodology, workplace participation, labor issues, Middle East
Additional Information: John Willoughby is the author of the book Remaking the Conquering Heroes: The Social and Geopolitical Impact of the Early American Occupation of Germany (St. Martin's Press, 2001).
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