Department of Political Science


Daniel Treisman published or forthcoming papers

Misperceiving Inequality, with Vladimir Gimpelson, Economics & Politics, forthcoming
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Jurisdiction Size and Local Government Policy Expenditure: Assessing the Effect of Municipal Amalgamation, with Jens Blom-Hansen, Kurt Houlberg, and Soren Serritzlew, American Political Science Review, forthcoming.

What does cross-national empirical research reveal about the causes of corruption? In Paul Heywood, ed., Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption, 2014.
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Twenty-five Years of Market Reform: The Political Economy of Change After Communism, Anders Aslund and Simeon Djankov, eds., The Great Rebirth: Lessons from the Victory of Capitalism Over Communism, Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2014
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Putin's popularity: Why did support for the Kremlin plunge, then stabilize? Post Soviet Affairs, 2014

Income, Democracy, and Leader Turnover, American Journal of Political Science, 2014
-Data and statistical analysis

Can Putin Keep His Grip on Power? Current History, October 2013

Corruption in the Post-Communist Transition, in Paul G. Hare and Gerard Turley, eds., Routledge Handbook on Transition, 2013

Inequality: the Russian Experience, forthcoming in Current History, 2012

Twenty Years of Political Transition, Chapter in Gerard Roland, ed., Economies in Transition:
The Long-Run View
, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

Presidential Popularity in a Hybrid Regime: Russia under Yeltsin and Putin,
American Journal of Political Science
, 2011

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Loans for Shares Revisited, Post-Soviet Affairs, July-September 2010

Oil and Democracy in Russia, published as "Is Russia Cursed by Oil?"
Journal for International Affairs
, 63, 2, Spring-Summer 2010

Russian Politics in a Time of Economic Turmoil, chapter in Andrew Kuchins
and Anders Aslund, eds., Russia After the Financial Crisis, Washington,
Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2010

Death and Prices: The Political Economy of Russia’s Alcohol Crisis,
Economics of Transition, 18, 2, April 2010

- Data      - Statistical analysis

Political Decentralization and Policy Experimentation, with Hongbin Cai,
Quarterly Journal of Political Science
, 1, 2009

Political Decentralization and Corruption: Evidence from Around the World,
with C. Simon Fan and Chen Lin, Journal of Public Economics, 93, 1-2, 2009

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Did Government Decentralization Cause China’s Economic Miracle?
with Hongbin Cai, World Politics, July 2006

What Have We Learned About the Causes of Corruption From Ten Years
of Cross-National Empirical Research? Annual Review of Political Science, 2007

- Data     - Statistical analysis

Explaining Fiscal Decentralization: Geography, Colonial History, Economic
Development, and Political Institutions, Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative
, 44, 3, 2006

Decentralization, Fiscal Incentives, and Economic Performance: A Reconsideration,
Economics and Politics
, July 2006, 18, 2, pp.219-35

Ruble Politics: Evaluating Exchange Rate Management in 1990s Russia, chapter in
Timothy J. Colton and Stephen Holmes, eds., The State after Communism:
Governance in the New Russia
, Rowman and Littlefield, 2006, pp.187-224

A Normal Country: Russia After Communism, with Andrei Shleifer, Journal of
Economic Perspectives
, 19, 1, Winter 2005, pp.151-74

Does Competition for Capital Discipline Governments? Decentralization, Globalization,
and Public Policy, with Hongbin Cai, American Economic Review, June 2005,
95, 3, pp.817-30

Rational Appeasement, journal article, shorter version International Organization,
Spring 2004, 58, 2, pp.345-73

Proofs of Propositions 4 and 5

State Corroding Federalism, with Hongbin Cai, journal article,
Journal of Public Economics
, March 2004, 88, pp.819-43

Fiscal Politics in Ethnically-Mined, Developing Federal States: Central Strategies
and Secessionist Violence, book chapter, with Eduardo Aleman, for Philip Roeder
and Donald Rothchild, eds., Sustainable Peace: Power and Democracy after Civil Wars,
Cornell University Press, 2005, pp.173-216

Stabilization Tactics in Latin America: Menem, Cardoso, and the Politics of Low Inflation,
journal article, shorter version Comparative Politics, July 2004, 36, 4, pp.399-420

Cardoso, Menem, and Machiavelli: Political Tactics and Privatization in Latin America,
Studies in Comparative International Development
, Fall 2003, 38, 3, pp.93-109

Postcommunist Corruption, chapter, in Jan Fidrmuc and Nauro Campos, eds.,
Political Economy of Transition and Development: Institutions, Politics,
and Policies
, Kluwer, 2003, pp.201-226

Fiscal Games and Public Employment: A Theory With Evidence From Russia,
with Vladimir Gimpelson, World Politics, 54, 2, January 2002, pp.145-83

Political Business Cycles and Russian Elections, or the Manipulations of 'Chudar',
with Vladimir Gimpelson, British Journal of Political Science, 31, April 2001, pp.225-46

Decentralization and Inflation: Commitment, Collective Action, or Continuity?,
American Political Science Review
, 94, 4, December 2000, pp.837-57

The Causes of Corruption: A Cross-National Study, Journal of Public Economics,
76, 3, June 2000, pp.399-457

Political Decentralization and Economic Reform: A Game Theoretic Analysis,
American Journal of Political Science
, April 1999