Professor Richard Deeg is the head of the Department of Political Science at Temple University. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been 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. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including Fulbright and Jacob K. Javits Fellowships. His publications include Finance Capitalism Unveiled: Banks and the German Political Economy (University of Michigan, 1999) and numerous articles on German and European political economy in various journals. His current research focuses on causes and mechanisms of institutional change in financial systems. He was local organizer for the 2010 SASE Annual Meeting and has served on its executive council since 2010.