Director of the Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Ph.D. in Economics and Political Economy, Carnegie Mellon University
Areas of Interest:Economics, Political Leadership, Politics
Professor Lohmann received her Ph.D. in economics and political economy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991. She taught at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business before joining UCLA in 1993. Professor Lohmann was John M. Olin Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, also at Carnegie Mellon University; James and Doris McNamara Fellow at Stanford University; John M. Olin Fellow at the University of Southern California; Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; and Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Professor Lohmann’s articles on collective action and central banking have appeared in American Economic Review, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, World Politics,International Organization and other leading social science journals. Her current research focus is the political economy of research universities and higher education. She is completing a book titled How Universities Think: The Hidden Work of a Complex Institution, which is under contract with Cambridge University Press.
Professor Lohmann teaches courses on ethics and governance. Her online course on “Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy” embeds mini games of cooperation, competition, coordination and collaboration in a massively multiplayer game of life. She is the recipient of two teaching awards.