Daniel Drezner, job creator

You know, the one thing the people on the left and the right in this country seem to agree about is that everything must be done to enable America's "job creators." 

I bring this up because The Fletcher School is, well, creating a job

Assistant Professor of International Political Economy

Rank of assistant professor beginning September 2012. While we are open to specialty, consideration will be given to candidates with a substantive interest in emerging market economies or Europe and a methodological interest in quantitative approaches (emphasis added).

Review of applications will begin January 3, 2012.  Questions relating to this search should be emailed to IPEsearch-at-Tufts.edu

Now I know there's just a booming market for junior IPE types, so I'm sure no one reading this will be interested in a tenure-track position in the Boston area.  Still, I thought I'd put it out there. 

And, now that my home institution is actually creating a job, I'd like all of the tax cuts and subsidies that politicians seem so eager to proffer nowadays.  That, or a dedicated parking spot. 

Daniel W. Drezner

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Albies

It's mid-December, which means it's time to start garnering nominations for the 2011 Albies, in honor of the great political economist Albert O. Hirschman.

To reiterate the criteria for what merits an Albie nomination:

I'm talking about any book, journal article, magazine piece, op-ed, or blog post published in the calendar year that made you rethink how the world works in such a way that you will never be able "unthink" the argument.

I know that this was a super-boring year for those interested in the global political economy, so it's going to be tough to find good material.  Still, please try -- this is, I believe, the only year-end Top 10 list that neither Time nor The Atlantic has comandeered.  Here's a link to my 2010 list for reference. 

The winners will be announced on December 31st.  In the meantime, readers are strongly encouraged to submit their nominations (with links if possible) in the comments.