Research Expertise and Interest
international political economy
Rebecca Perlman is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. Her primary field of research is international political economy, with a focus on regulatory politics, the governance of multinational firms, and environmental policy. Her book, Regulating Risk: How Private Information Shapes Global Safety Standards, was recently published with Cambridge University Press. It explores how producers leverage private information in order to win regulatory barriers to competition and trade at the domestic and international levels of governance. I have also published work in the American Journal of Political Science, Science Advances, Comparative Political Studies, International Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Legal Analysis.
She received her doctorate from Stanford University in the field of political science. She holds a master’s degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, where she majored in politics and graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley she was an Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University.