Prof. Dr. Kathleen Thelen
Kathleen Thelen is Ford Professor of Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Her work focuses on the origins and evolution of political-economic institutions in the rich democracies. An appointed member of the Board of Trustees of the WZB since 2008, she was a visiting researcher at the research unit Global Governance from mid-May to early July 2013.
Explaining Institutional Change: Ambiguity, Agency, and Power (co-edited with James Mahoney). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Beyond Continuity: Institutional Change in Advanced Political Economies (co-edited with Wolfgang Streeck). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
How Institutions Evolve: The Political Economy of Skills in Germany, Britain, the United States and Japan. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
"Institutionalizing Dualism: Complementarities and Change in France and Germany," (co-authored with Bruno Palier), Politics & Society 38: 1 (March 2010), 119-148.
"Economic Regulation and Social Solidarity: Conceptual and Analytic Innovations in the Study of Advanced Capitalism," Socio-Economic Review (October 2009), 1-21.
"Beyond Comparative Statics: Historical Institutional Approaches to Stability and Change in the Political Economy of Labor," Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis (2010).