Jeffrey Friedman is a visiting scholar in the Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley. He is the founder and editor of Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society, a scholarly quarterly that tries to bring political theory into contact with political reality.
Friedman coauthored Engineering the Financial Crisis: Systemic Risk and the Failure of Regulation (University of Pennsylvania Press) in 2011. He is also the editor of The Rational Choice Controversy: Economic Models of Politics Reconsidered (Yale University Press); What Caused the Financial Crisis (University of Pennsylvania Press); and Societal Complexity: System Effects and the Problem of Prediction (Routledge). Friedman has taught contemporary political theory, democratic theory, social-science methodology, and the history of political thought at Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard, and Barnard College, Columbia University. He received a BA in philosophy and history from Brown University, an MA in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University.