Michael Wallerstein

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Michael Wallerstein
Born (1951-01-16)January 16, 1951
Died January 7, 2006(2006-01-07) (aged 54)
Alma mater University of Chicago
Main interests
Political science
Notable awards
Franklin L. Burdette Pi Sigma Alpha Award

Michael Wallerstein (16 January 1951 – 7 January 2006) was a noted political scientist.


Wallerstein received his undergraduate education at the Stanford University, majoring in political science and graduating in 1974. He received his graduate training in political science at the University of Chicago. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1985, he was affiliated with UCLA.


In 1994, he moved to Northwestern University, and finally moved to Yale University in 2004, where he was named as Saden Professor.


Wallerstein's research concerned inequality in advanced industrial societies. In particular, he studied the impact of labor market institutions, such as systems of collective bargaining, as well as the politics of income redistribution, such as social insurance and affirmative action.


Wallerstein was awarded the Franklin L. Burdette Pi Sigma Alpha Award in 1985 for the best paper presented at the American Political Science Association's 1984 annual meeting, and he later served on the APSA executive council. In 2005, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Wallerstein, Michael (1985). Working class solidarity and rational behavior. Chicago: University of Chicago, Joseph Regenstein Library, Department of Photoduplication. OCLC 18226235.  (PhD thesis)
  • Wallerstein, Michael; Flanagan, Robert J.; Moene, Karl Ove (1993). Trade union behaviour, pay-bargaining, and economic performance. Oxford New York: Clarendon Press Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198287988. 
  • Wallerstein, Michael; Bardhan, Pranab; Bowles, Samuel (2006). Globalization and egalitarian redistribution. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691125190. 
  • Wallerstein, Michael (author); Various (editors) (2008). Selected works of Michael Wallerstein: the political economy of inequality, unions, and social democracy. Cambridge New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521714853. 

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