Comparative labor market governance, wage bargaining systems, welfare states, social pacts -- to most these words seem almost a different language. But to Professor Martin Rhodes, it is the language of comparative political economy -- a language in which he is fluent.
A prolific researcher and writer, Rhodes thrives on the challenge of observing and analyzing the politics of economic policy across the globe.
"Martin is one of the preeminent comparative political economists, especially in the research of Europe," says George DeMartino, professor and co-Director of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies' Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration master's program. "If you were to ask people, particularly in Europe, 'Who are the top comparative political economists?' Martin would be on their top-five list."