Richard Deeg is Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Political Science at Temple University. He received his BA from Macalester College and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany, as well as the Social Science Research Centre, Berlin.  From 2010 to 2015 he served as chair of the Department of Political Science at Temple.  His responsibilities as dean include faculty affairs, research promotion and strategic budget management. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including Fulbright and Jacob K. Javits Fellowships.  He is a co-winner of the Outstanding Teaching Award (2003) presented by the American Political Science Association and Pi Sigma Alpha. 

From 2011 to 2014 he served as Treasurer and executive officer of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. His research focuses on German and European political economy, with a particular focus on the causes and mechanisms of change in financial market regulation and governance. He has published several authored and edited books, including Finance Capitalism Unveiled: Banks and the German Political Economy (University of Michigan, 1999) and numerous articles in political science, business and sociology journals, including Comparative Political Studies, Economy & Society, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of International Business Studies, Small Business Economics, Socio-Economic Review and World Politics. He serves on the board of several scholarly journals, including Socio-Economic Review and German Politics and Society. His current research focuses on the politics of forming a banking union in the European Union.

Curriculum Vitae


Selected Publications

  • "Comparing capitalisms and taking institutional context seriously," (with Gregory Jackson) Journal of International Business Studies, (2019) 50(1): 4-19.
  •  “What is Patient Capital and Who Supplies It?” (with Iain Hardie) Socio-Economic Review, (2016) 14(4): 627-645.
  • “Banking Union and the Future of Alternative Banks: Revival, Stagnation or Decline?” (with Shawn Donnelly) West European Politics, (2016), 39(3): 585-604.

Courses Taught

  • PS 1211 Foreign Governments and Politics
  • PS 2211 Contemporary Politics of Europe
  • PS 3296 Politics in Film and Literature
  • PS 3911 Politics of Modern Capitalism
  • PS 8202 Seminar in Comparative Politics: Western Europe