Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Nemet, Copelovitch promoted to full professor

Mark Copelovitch and Greg Nemet Mark Copelovitch and Greg Nemet

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on June 8 approved the promotion of two La Follette School faculty members to full professor.

Professor Mark Copelovitch joined UW–Madison’s faculty in 2006, and Professor Greg Nemet came the following year. Copelovitch is a professor of public affairs and political science, and Nemet is a professor of public affairs and environmental studies.

In 2017, Nemet received a prestigious Andrew Carnegie fellowship to support his research and writing on how a diverse set of policies and international-knowledge flows have led to inexpensive solar energy. The recipient of a 2015 H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, Nemet has been a contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Global Energy Assessment.

Nemet received his master’s degree and doctorate in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches courses in policy analysis, energy analysis, and environmental policy, and has led the Energy Analysis and Policy Certificate program.

“In the current transnational policy environment for dealing with global climate change, your work on how to make technology investment and policy decisions in order to reap air-quality benefits and reach Paris Agreement climate warming targets is more important than ever,” L&S Dean Karl Scholz said.

Copelovitch received his master’s degree and doctorate in political science from the Department of Government at Harvard University. He teaches courses in international governance, international relations, and international political economy. His research focuses on international political economy and international organizations, such as the International Monetary Fund and European Union.

In 2017, Copelovitch received a Vilas Associate award to support his new research on international economic shocks and domestic politics. He is currently completing work on a new book, When Banks Fail: Global Capital, Securities Markets, and the Political Roots of Financial Instability, and is co-editing International Organizations in a New Era of Populist Nationalism, a special issue of the Review of International Organizations (2019).

“Such issues continue to be crucial, especially in light of related global political populist movements (which you are studying),” Scholz said. In addition, “your work with the Social Sciences IRB has been crucial for the success of the university research community as a whole.”

Copelovitch also is the author of The International Monetary Fund in the Global Economy: Banks, Bonds, and Bailouts (2010), and the co-editor of The Political Economy of the Euro Crisis, a special issue of Comparative Political Studies (2016).