Steven Weber

Director, Insitute of International Studies, UC Berkeley

Steve Weber is a professor and Director of the Institute of International Studies at the University of California Berkeley. Professor Weber, a specialist in International Relations, is also an associate with the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy and the International Computer Science Institute, and affiliated faculty of the Energy and Resources Group. His areas of special interest include international politics, and the political economy of knowledge intensive industries.

In 1992, Dr. Weber served as special consultant to the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. He has held academic fellowships with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He is a member of the Global Business Network in Emeryville California and actively consults with government agencies on foreign policy issues, risk analysis, strategy, and forecasting.

Dr. Weber’s publications include Cooperation and Discord in U.S.-Soviet Arms Control (Princeton University Press) the edited book Globalization and The European Political Economy (Columbia University Press); numerous articles and chapters in the areas of US foreign policy, the political economy of trade and finance, politics of the post-Cold War world, and European integration. His current research focuses on changes in the business cycle ("The End of the Business Cycle?", Foreign Affairs, Summer 1997) and implications for firms and governments, the development of new equity markets in Europe ("The Origins of EASDAQ," Review of International Political Economy, Fall 2000), the evolution of international organizations ("International Organizations and the Pursuit of Social Justice," Ethics and International Affairs, 2000) and the political economy of knowledge-based industries and open-source software models. His new book, The Success of Open Source, has just been released (Harvard University Press, April 2004).

Dr. Weber went to medical school at Stanford then did his Ph.D. in the political science department at Stanford.

Focus: Business, Development, Economy, Globalization, Technology, Global, Europe

Last Updated: May 14, 2012

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