Mark Vail - Tulane University. New Orleans, LA, US

Mark Vail Mark Vail

Professor | Political Science | Tulane University

New Orleans, LA, US

Mark Vail is an expert in Western European politics, including Brexit in the UK.


Tulane political science professor Mark Vail's research focuses on the comparative political economy of advanced industrial societies, with a particular emphasis on Western Europe, economic and social policy, and the influence of political ideas and ideologies.

Vail's most recent book, Liberalism in Illiberal States: Ideas and Economic Adjustment in Contemporary Europe, analyzes how distinctive national liberal traditions shape patterns of adjustment in times of economic instability.

His first book, Recasting Welfare Captialism: Economic Adjustment in Contemporary France and Germany, was published by Temple University Press in 2010. He has published work in the Journal of Comparative Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, Governance, West European Politics, and the Journal of Common Market Studies, among other venues.

Education (3)

University of California, Berkeley: PhD, Political Science 2005

University of California, Berkeley: M.A., Political Science 1998

University of Texas at Austin: B.A. 1993