Main Academic Appointment
Assistant Professor, July 1988 to June 1995
Associate Professor (with tenure), July 1995 to June 2003
Professor, July 2003 to present
Professor and Chair, July 2011 to present
BA Swarthmore College; Political Science, 1979
MA University of California, Berkeley; Political Science, 1981
Other Academic Appointments
1986. Visiting Scholar, Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad, Buenos Aires
1988. Assistant Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame
1992. Visiting Scholar, Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley
1996-97. Visiting Scholar, Pacific Council on International Policy, Los Angeles
2000-01. Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC
2003. Fellow, Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard School of Public Health
2005. Interim Chair, Department of Government, Wesleyan University
2007-09, 2003-05, 1997-99, 1993. Chair, Latin American Studies Program, Wesleyan University
Honors and Awards
B.A. with Distinction, Swarthmore College (1979)
Henry R. Braden Fellowship, University of California (1980-81)
Fulbright-IIE Fellowship, Argentina (1986)
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (1986)
SSRC International Doctoral Research Fellowship (1986-87)
Regents Fellowship, University of California (1987-88)
Kellogg Institute Residential Fellowship, University of Notre Dame (1988)
New England Council of Latin American Studies, Best Dissertation Prize (1990)
American Political Science Association Small Research Grant (1990)
Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad: Korea in Transition (1992)
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Summer Institute (1994)
Pacific Council on International Policy Fellowship (1996-97)
American Council of Learned Societies Senior Fellowship (2000-01)
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Residential Fellowship (2000-01)
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies Research Fellowship (2003)
Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Wesleyan University (2004)
* for Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America
Peronism without Perón: Unions, Parties, and Democracy in Argentina. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997.
Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Web Appendices are here
Journal Articles (to link to these articles your institution must subscribe to the linked journal):
“Union Political Tactics and Democratic Consolidation in Alfonsín’s Argentina, 1983-1989.” Latin American Research Review 27 No. 1 (1992), 37-74.
“Development Policy and Its Determinants in East Asia and Latin America.” Journal of Public Policy 14 No. 2 (April 1994), 205-242.
“Strikes in Argentina: Data Sources and Recent Trends.” Latin American Research Review 31 No. 3 (1996), 127-150.
“Labor Union Strength and Human Development in East Asia and Latin America.” Studies in Comparative International Development 33 No. 4 (Winter 1999), 3-34.
“Mortality Decline in Cuba, 1900-1959: Patterns, Comparisons, and Causes” (With Laura Frankel). Latin American Research Review 40 No. 2 (June 2005), 84-116.
Chapters in Edited Volumes (links are to the websites of the entire volumes)
“Perón y los sindicatos: La lucha por el liderazgo Peronista.” Chapter 6 in Samuel Amaral and Mariano Ben Plotkin, eds., Perón: del exilio al poder. San Martín (Provincia de Buenos Aires): Editorial Cántaro, 1993, 171-217.
“Interim Government and Democratic Consolidation: Argentina in Comparative Perspective.” Chapter 10 in Yossi Shain and Juan J. Linz, eds., Between States: Interim Governments and Democratic Transitions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995, 179-210.
“Political Parties and Democracy in Argentina.” Chapter 7 in Scott Mainwaring and Timothy R. Scully, eds., Building Democratic Institutions: Party Systems in Latin America. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995, 200-246. Published in Spanish as “Partidos políticos y democracia en la Argentina” in La construcción de instituciones democráticas: Sistemas de partidos en América Latina. Santiago, Chile: Corporación de Investigaciones Económicas de América Latina (CIEPLAN), 1996, 163-203.
“Politics, Policy, and Mortality Decline in Chile, 1960-1995.” Chapter 8 in Ricardo D. Salvatore, John H. Coatsworth, and Amílcar E. Challú, eds., Living Standards in Latin American History: Height, Welfare, and Development, 1750-2000. Cambridge, MA: David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, 2010, 233-271. The volume won the 2010 Jaume Vicens Vives Prize, Spanish Economic History Association.
“Social Policies in Latin America: Causes, Characteristics, and Consequences.” Chapter 14 in Peter Kingstone and Deborah J. Yashar, eds., Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics. New York: Routledge, 2012, 200-223.
Other Publications (in reverse chronological order)
“Political Factors and Health Outcomes: Insight from Argentina’s Provinces.” Research Paper 2010/25 (September 2010) for the United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2010. Scroll down to “HD Policy Input and Impact.” Web Appendix is here
“Peronism.” Encyclopedia of Political Science. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2010.
“General Confederation of Labor (Argentina).” In Peter J. Stearns, ed., Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
“Dimensions and Determinants of Mortality Decline in Pre-Revolutionary Cuba.” Working Paper Vol. 14, No. 6 (October 2004), Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University.
Review of Joseph S. Tulchin with Amelia Brown, eds., Democratic Governance and Social Inequality. Boulder and London: Lynne Rienner, 2002. Latin American Politics and Society 44 No. 3 (September 2003), 144-149 (scroll down to p. 144).
Editor, Rethinking Development in East Asia and Latin America. Los Angeles: Pacific Council on International Policy, 1997.
“Incomes, Capabilities, and Development: Concepts, Anomalies, and Implications.” In James W. McGuire, ed., Rethinking Development in East Asia and Latin America. Los Angeles: Pacific Council on International Policy, 1997.
“Rethinking Development: Concept, Policies, and Context” (with Nauro Campos). In James W. McGuire, ed., Rethinking Development in East Asia and Latin America. Los Angeles: Pacific Council on International Policy, 1997.
Review of Peter Ranis, Argentine Workers: Peronism and Contemporary Class Consciousness. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992. In Journal of Politics 56 No. 2 (May 1994), 558-561.
“The Causes of Strikes in Argentina, 1984-1991.” Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley, Working Paper Series iirwps-049-92.
Coauthor of the analysis of Argentina in Chapters 5, 6, and 7 of Ruth Berins Collier and David Collier, Shaping the Political Arena: Critical Junctures, the Labor Movement, and Regime Dynamics in Latin America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991. Reissued in 2002 by the University of Notre Dame Press.
“Argentine Unions Since 1955: Power and Politicization in a Weak Party System.” Working Paper No. 129, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1989.
Translated (Spanish to English) Guillermo O’Donnell, Bureaucratic Authoritarianism: Argentina, 1966-1973, in Comparative Perspective. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.
“Labor in Contemporary Latin America: An Agenda for Research. A Rapporteur’s Report.” Working Paper No. 61, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1986.
“Peronist Unions on the Eve of Elections.” Argentine News (Buenos Aires), September 1986, 12-14.
“Afiliados sindicales y la normalización de la CGT.” El Economista (Buenos Aires), 17 August 1986, 10-11.
Recent Invited Colloquia (in reverse chronological order, 2007 to present)
2013 (5/3) Rutgers University, Center for Latin American Studies and Department of Nutritional Science. “Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America.” Event
2010 (11/17) University of California, San Diego, Department of Political Science. ”Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America.” Flyer
2010 (11/11) University of California, Berkeley, Latin America research seminar. ”Social Policies in Latin America: Characteristics and Consequences.”
2010 (4/17) Carleton College, Foro Latinoamericano. ”Politics, Policy, and Mortality Decline in Chile: The Pinochet Paradox.” Event and video
2008 (2/7) Cornell University, Weill College of Medicine, Medical Ethics Seminar Series. ”Politics, Policy, and Mortality Decline in East Asia and Latin America.”
2007 (9/28) Northern Illinois University, Graduate Colloquium/Department of Political Science. ”Democracy and Public Health in Thailand.” Flyer
2007 (9/27) Northern Illinois University, Graduate Colloquium/Department of Political Science. ”Politics, Policy, and Mortality Decline in East Asia and Latin America.” Flyer
2007 (1/31) Universidad de Costa Rica, Centro Centroamericano de Población.”Democracia, política, y mortalidad infantil en Costa Rica.” Announcement, powerpoint, and photos