Professor Charles Sabel

Charles F. Sabel

  • Maurice T. Moore Professor of Law
Education

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1978
A.B., Harvard University, 1969

Areas of Specialty

Economics
Social Organization

Charles Sabel is a professor of law and social science at Columbia Law School. Previously he was Ford International Professor of Social Science at MIT. His undergraduate degree is in social studies, and his graduate degree is in government, both from Harvard University. Earlier work focused on the crisis of mass production and it­s implications for the regulation of markets and the macro economy. More recent work develops pragmatist ideas into a general conception of democratic experimentalism, with particular attention to regulation, the provision of complex social services and contracting under uncertainty. Current projects include the elaboration of experimentalist or incremental solutions to apparently global problems such as trade and climate change; an investigation of the current transformation of U.S. administrative law in the face of uncertainty; and new models of economic development emerging with the spread of advanced techniques of “industrial” production to all sectors of the economy in the context of globalization.

Publications

Forthcoming


Recent Publications, 2018–2020

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