Sean D. Ehrlich
Department of Political Science
559 Bellamy Hall
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Sean Ehrlich is an associate professor of Political Science at Florida State University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
His research and teaching interests include international and comparative political economy, democratic institutions , trade policy, regulatory policy, the European Union, globalization, and research methods.
His book, Access Points: An Institutional Theory of Policy Bias and Policy Complexity, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011 and won the American Political Science Associationís 2012 Gladys M. Kammerer Award for best political science publication in the field of U.S. national policy.†† Access Points examines how the amount of access provided to interest groups affects the level of bias in trade policy, environmental policy, and banking regulations and the level of complexity in trade and tax policy.
His articles have appeared in such journals as International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, European Union Politics, Political Psychology, Foreign Policy Analysis, and Business and Politics. ††
He is currently working on his second book, The Politics of Fair Trade: Moving Beyond Fair Trade and Protection, which examines support for fair trade amongst the public, legislators, and interest groups and analyzes the effect of fair trade support on trade policy outcomes.† It is currently under contract with Oxford University Press.