Schar School of Policy and Government

Jack Goldstone, PhD

Eminent Scholar and Hazel Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government

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Research Focus

I examine how changes in population — in population size, age structure, ethnic and religious composition, and immigration — affect political and economic development over time. I use global data to examine global trends and long-term changes.

Current Projects

■ Global Population and Politics in 2050: a prospective examination of how population trends will affect global stability and prosperity

■ The Rise of the West: a historical study of the conditions that unleashed technological innovation in 18th century Europe

■ Democracy and Development: a new examination using graphic trajectory analysis to uncover the relationship between income growth and democratic institutions

Select Publications

Goldstone, J. A. (2010). The new population bomb: the four megatrends that will change the world. Foreign Affairs, 89, 31.

Goldstone, J. A. (2016). Revolution and rebellion in the early modern world: population change and state breakdown in England, France, Turkey, and China, 1600-1850. New York, NY: Routledge.



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