James Conran


James Conran is a PhD student whose research interests are centered on comparative political economy and political sociology. His dissertation focuses on the political economy of working time. Before coming to MIT he received a BA in History and Politics from University College Dublin and an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics. He also worked at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin. His research has been supported by the National University of Ireland, the Embassy of France in the United States and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard, where he is also a student affiliate.


Conran, James and Kathleen Thelen. 2016. "Institutional Change" in Fioretos, Falleti and Sheingate (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism.