Eric Jepsen

Eric Jepsen

Associate Professor/Coordinator of Undergraduate Study

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Dakota Hall 233C

Phone: (605) 677-8873

Email: Eric.Jepsen@usd.edu

Bio:

Eric Jepsen, associate professor, received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of New Mexico in 2006. His teaching and research interests include comparative politics, international relations, political economy, democratization, globalization, Latin American politics and South Asian politics. His research on sub-national economic development in India and Mexico has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Social Science Research Council, and he received a Fulbright to India in 2002. He has previously taught at the University of New Mexico and the University of Vermont.


Teaching Interests:

comparative politics, political economy, S. Asian politics, Latin American politics, democracy & democratization


Research Interests:

comparative political economy, subnational governance under globalization, politics of India, politics of Latin America


Education:

  • Ph D, Political Science, The University of New Mexico, 2006
  • MA, Political Science, The University of New Mexico, 1996
  • BA, Political Science, Texas Lutheran University, 1994

Research:

  • Fulbright Fellowship to India, U.S. - Indian , (2012 - 2013)

Publications:

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  • Jepsen, Eric, Sennes, Ricardo, and . La Politica Industrial de Mexico y Brasil: Demanda Externa vs Demanda Interna. In La Integracion de Politicas Publicas para el Desarrollo, edited by Mariana Magaldi de Sousa and Claudia Maldonado Trujillo, 361-425. Mexico City, DF: CIDE, 2015.
  • Jepsen, Eric, and Hecock, Douglas. The Political Economy of FDI in Latin America 1986-2006: A Sector-Specific Approach, 426-447. Vol. 49, Iss. 4. STUDIES IN COMPARATIVE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2014.
  • Hecock, Douglas, and Jepsen, Eric. Running Hot and Cold: Economic Liberalization and Foreign Direct Investment by Sector in Latin America, 238-250. Vol. 4, Iss. 2. Latin American Policy, 2013.
  • Hecock, Douglas, and Jepsen, Eric. Should Countries Engage in a Race to the Bottom? The Effect of Social Spending on FDI, 156-164. Vol. 44, Iss. April 2013. World Development, 2013.
  • Jepsen, Eric. U.S. and Venezuelan Relations. In Handbook of U.S.--Latin America Relations, 14. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press/Sage Publications, 2011.
  • Jepsen, Eric. United States Economic Investments in Latin America. In Handbook of U.S.--Latin America Relations, 14. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press/Sage Publications, 2011.
  • Jepsen, Eric. Processes of Democratization. In 21st Century Political Science, edited by John T. Ishiyama, Marijke Breuning, 275-285. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2010.
  • Jepsen, Eric. The Politics of Subnational Industrial Promotion in India. In Public Governance in Asia and the Limits of Electoral Democracy, edited by Brian Bridges & Lok Sang, 89-114. Northhampton, Massachusetts: Edward Elger Press, 2010.
  • Enterline, Andrew J., and Jepsen, Eric. Chinazambia & Boliviafranca: A Simulation of Domestic Politics & Foreign Policy, 49-59. Vol. 10, Iss. 1. International Studies Perspectives, 2009.
  • Godt, Susan, Jepsen, Eric, and . An Assessment of Tobacco Contol in Malawi: ATSA Grant Report, 22. Toronto: ATSA Tobacco Control Program, 2009.
  • Jepsen, Eric. Puerto Rico. In Political encyclopedia of the U.S. states and regions, edited by Donald P. Haider-Markel, general editor, 657-662. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2008.
  • Jepsen, Eric. The 2008 U.S. Elections and Implications for U.S.-South Asian Relations. Edited by Dr. G. Gopa Kumar, 1-16. Vol. 1, Iss. 2. Trivandrum, Kerala: Journal of Polity & Society , 2008.
  • Jepsen, Eric. La política industrial de Mexico y Brasil: ¿demanda externa vs demanda interna?. In The Politics of Economic Policy in Brazil and Mexico..

Awards and Honors:

  • POLS Faculty Member of the Year, PSL, 2016
  • Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship to India, Fulbright Commission & U.S.-India Education Foundation, 2012
  • Cutler Award for the Liberal Arts, College of Arts & Sciences, USD, 2010
  • POLS Faculty Member of the Year, Political Science League, 2007
  • Meier Research Award, Department of Political Science, USD, 2007
  • Meier Research Award, Department of Political Science, USD, 2006

Presentations:

  • Jepsen, Eric. Presented at the Noon Forum on Transitions in Cuba, Farber Hall. (January 21, 2015)
  • Jepsen, Eric. The Reluctant Tiger: the Rise of India and Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy. Presented at the College of Arts & Sciences and International Studies Global Issues Speaker Series, Callaway's in Sioux Falls, SD. (November 18, 2014)
  • Jepsen, Eric. The Politics of Reform in India. Presented at the Lecture Series, MUC. (November 6, 2013)
  • Jepsen, Eric. Sustainable Development & Democracy in India. Presented at the USD Sustainability Lecture Series, Farber Hall. (September 26, 2013)
  • Jepsen, Eric. The Political Economy of Development Policy in Post-Reform Kerala. Presented at the Annual Fulbright Conference on South Asia & Central Asia, Le Meridien, Kochi, Kerala, India. (February 26, 2013)
  • Jepsen, Eric. FDI in Muti-brand Retail in Kerala.
  • Jepsen, Eric. Reflections on the Global Economic Crisis.
  • Jepsen, Eric. Presented at the Forum on the U.S. Presidential Elections, Asian School of Business, Trivandrum. (November 7, 2012)
  • Jepsen, Eric. Should Countries Engage in a Race to the Bottom? The Effect of Social Spending on FDI. Presented at the KU National Conference on Globalization and Social Policy, Kariavattom Campus, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. (September 27, 2012)
  • Jepsen, Eric. Higher Education and Development. Presented at the Emerging Kerala, Kochi, Kerala, India. (September 14, 2012)
  • Jepsen, Eric. The U.S. Presidential Election in Comparative Perspective. Presented at the Seminar on the U.S. Elections 2012, Kochi, Kerala, India. (September 12, 2012)
  • Jepsen, Eric. ReMarks on Women Entrepreneurs in Post-Conflict Areas. Presented at the Gayle Lemmon Panel, MUC. (April 11, 2012)
  • Jepsen, Eric. Preparing for the Job Market in the Social Sciences.
  • Ragothaman, Srinivasan, Jepsen, Eric. India: The Other Big Challenge for the US. Presented at the USD International Forum, Vermillion, SD. (November 17, 2010)
  • Jepsen, Eric. Industrial Promotion in Mexico. Presented at the CIDE Conference on Brazil & Mexico Development Policy, Mexico City. (November 2010)
  • Jepsen, Eric. Investment Flows and Democracy in the Developing World. Presented at the American Political Science Association, Washington DC. (September 2010)
  • Jepsen, Eric. FDI in Latin America: Democracy and Human Rights. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago. (April 2010)
  • Jepsen, Eric. The Determinants of FDI Flows in the Developing World. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago. (2009)
  • Jepsen, Eric. Kerala's Turn Toward the Market: Ideas, Institutions, or Interest Groups?. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago. (2008)
  • Jepsen, Eric. Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in India: Deregulation on the Sly?. Presented at the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia. (2007)
  • Jepsen, Eric. IFI's and Subnational Government: the Political Economy of Interaction. Presented at the The International Studies Association, Hawaii. (2005)
  • Jepsen, Eric. Theoretical Perspectives on Industrial Policy: Evidence from Six State Governments in India and Mexico. Presented at the American Political Science Association, Chicago. (2004)
  • Jepsen, Eric. The Political Economy of Incentives to Attract Industry across the Mexican States: Theoretical Explanations for the Diversity of Approaches. Presented at the Western Political Science Association, Portland. (2004)
  • Jepsen, Eric. Subnational Industrial Promotion in India: A Time-Series Analysis of Policy Choice. Presented at the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia. (2003)