We are delighted to announce a Designated Emphasis (DE) in Political Economy for PhD students at UC Berkeley beginning with the Spring 2022 semester. We believe that this program will have multiple benefits for faculty and graduate students with an interest in political economy and for the campus community more broadly. It will provide Ph.D.-level training for doctoral students with an interest in political economy, a field of study that transcends any single discipline. It will break down barriers across academic units within our campus, and foster an interdisciplinary community of faculty and graduate students. And it will position Berkeley at the cutting edge of the study of interdisciplinary political economy, both nationally and internationally.