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Jeffrey Drope, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Drope
Jeffrey Drope, Ph.D.Marquette University

Wehr Physics Hall, 409

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America

Professor in Residence of Global Public Health

Political Science

Based in the Department of Political Science, Jeffrey Drope is Professor in Residence of Global Public Health at Marquette University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 2004. Prof. Drope's research focuses substantively on the nexus of global health issues and economic development with emphases on several critical national-level and international policy areas, including trade, investment, and taxation. Theoretically, he is particularly interested in how interests and institutions interact to generate these policies and produce the corresponding policy outcomes. Prof. Drope has previously worked with a team of colleagues in Sub-Saharan Africa on a National Institutes of Health-funded project that examined trade and investment policies' effects on public health efforts, and with teams in the Philippines and Brazil on a project funded by the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health that examined similar themes.

He is also an active practitioner of his scholarly work and is currently the Vice President for Economic and Health Policy Research at the American Cancer Society.  Currently, Prof. Drope is spearheading a multi-country initiative on the economics of tobacco farming in low- and middle-income countries.


Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2004

Courses Taught

  • POSC 2601 International Politics | Syllabus
  • POSC 4441 Designing Liberal Democracy
  • POSC 4561 Third World Politics | Syllabus
  • POSC 4621 Politics of the World Economy | Syllabus
  • POSC 6601 International Politics | Syllabus

Professional Experience

Teaching & Professional Experience

Prof. Drope has taught a variety of courses for the department in the areas of political economy and global public health. His international political economy course explores the nexus of politics and economics, and particularly focuses on the politics of trade, monetary and investment policies. He also teaches several advanced-level classes on development broadly, and the political economy of development more specifically (and underdevelopment). He uses his field experience and substantive foci on Latin America, Africa and South Asia to help inform his classes. These courses focus particularly on the processes of economic reform; the roles of institutions, business and labor; and related issues such as poverty, human rights, war, gender and the environment.


Examples Prof. Drope's published research work include:

Articles on the Political Economy of Global Public Health:

Articles on the Political Economy of Trade:

Articles on the Political Economy of Corporations:

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