CV (short)/Research

Overview of Research

Main Academic Appointment

Wesleyan University, Department of Government

Assistant Professor, July 1988 to June 1995

Associate Professor (with tenure), July 1995 to June 2003

Professor, July 2003 to present

Education

BA Swarthmore College; Political Science, 1979

MA University of California, Berkeley; Political Science, 1981

PhD University of California, Berkeley; Political Science, 1989

 

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 (spring). Interim Chair, Department of Government, Wesleyan University

2015-18, 2011-14: Chair, Department of Government, Wesleyan University

2019-20, 2007-09, 2003-05, 1997-99, 1993. Chair, Latin American Studies, 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)

Rockefeller Foundation Publication Subvention (2009)*

Choice Outstanding Academic Title (2010)*

Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research (2011)*

* for Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America

 

Books

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

Democracy and Population Health (Elements in the Politics of Development). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Appendix Tables are in the “Resources” tab of the book’s Cambridge University Press web page, or 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.

“Social Policy and Mortality Decline in East Asia and Latin America.” World Development 29 No. 10 (October 2001), 1673-1697. Reviewed in Wilson Quarterly 26 No. 2 (Spring 2002), 92-93.

“Mortality Decline in Cuba, 1900-1959: Patterns, Comparisons, and Causes” (With Laura Frankel). Latin American Research Review 40 No. 2 (June 2005), 84-116.

“Basic Health Care Provision and Under-5 Mortality: A Cross-National Study of Developing Countries.” World Development 34 No. 3 (March 2006), 405-425. Replication archive is here, items 2 and 3.

“Political Regime and Social Performance.” Contemporary Politics 19 No. 1 (March 2013), 55-75. Replication archive is here, item 11.

“Obstacles to Takeup: Ecuador’s Conditional Cash Transfer Program, the Bono de Desarrollo Humano” (with Chloe Rinehart). World Development 97 (September 2017), 165-177. Replication archive is here, item 12.

 

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.

“Democracy, Agency, and the Classification of Political Regimes.” In Daniel Brinks, Marcelo Leiras, and Scott Mainwaring, eds., Reflections on Uneven Democracies: The Legacy of Guillermo O’Donnell. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014, 287-310.

“The Politics of Development in Latin America and East Asia.” Chapter 27 In Carol Lancaster and Nicolas van de Walle, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Politics of Development. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018, 567-595.

“Initial Conditions and Economic Development: The East Asian ‘Tigers’ and Cuba.” Chapter 2 in Scott Morgenstern, Jorge Pérez-López, and Jerome Branche, eds., Paths for Cuba: Reforming Communism in Comparative Perspective. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018, 55-84.

Other Publications (in reverse chronological order)

Review of Sara Niedzwiecki, Uneven Social Policies: The Politics of Subnational Variation in Latin America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018). Latin American Politics and Society, forthcoming.

Review of Candelaria Garay, Social Policy Expansion in Latin America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016). Latin American Politics and Society 60 No. 1 (February 2018), 165-167.

Op-ed: “Is Brazil Better Prepared than the U.S. to Fight Zika?” Inside Sources May 6, 2016. Reprinted in Newsday (Long Island, NY), May 6, 2016, and in the Times Tribune (Scranton, PA), May 10, 2016.

“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. 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).

“Health Policy and Mortality Decline in the Province of Neuquén, Argentina.” Unpublished paper, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, February 27, 2001.

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.

 

Invited Colloquia (in reverse chronological order, since 2007 only)

2019 (11/21) Harvard School of Public Health, Department of International Health. Event
“Democracy and Population Health”

2017 (3/15) King’s College London, Department of International Development. Event
“Obstacles to Takeup: Ecuador’s Conditional Cash Transfer Program, the Bono de Desarrollo Humano

2017 (3/13) University College London, Institute of the Americas. Event
“Politics, Gender, and Health: Insight from Argentina’s Provinces”

2016 (9/30) Washington University St. Louis, International and Area Studies. Event
“Obstacles to Takeup: Ecuador’s Conditional Cash Transfer Program, the Bono de Desarrollo Humano

2016 (3/7) University of New Mexico, Iberian and Latin American Institute. Flyer
“Politics, Gender, and Health: Insight from Argentina’s Provinces”

2015 (2/27) University of Connecticut, Political Economy Workshop.
“Politics, Gender, and Health: Insight from Argentina’s Provinces”

2015 (2/24) Case Western Reserve University, Center for Policy Studies.
“Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America” Event

2015 (2/23) Case Western Reserve University, Department of Political Science.
“Politics, Health, and Gender: Insight from Argentina’s Provinces”

2014 (10/15) University of Connecticut, Dept. of Political Science Research Colloquium Series
“A Century of Social Policies in Latin America.” Flyer

2013 (12/11) American University, School of International Service Colloquium Series
“Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America.” Flyer

2013 (11/8) University of London, Kings International Development Institute
“Conditional Cash Transfers in Bolivia: Origins and  Impact.” Event

2013 (11/6) London School of Economics, Department of International Development
“Conditional Cash Transfers in Bolivia: Origins, Impact, and Universality.”

2013 (11/5) University of Oxford, Latin America Centre
“Conditional Cash Transfers in Bolivia: Origins, Impact, and Universality.” Event

2013 (11/4) University of East Anglia, School of International Development.
“Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America.” Event

2013 (9/5) University of Pennsylvania, Comparative Politics Workshop
“Conditional Cash Transfers in Bolivia: Origins, Impact, and Universality.” Event  Flyer

2013 (5/3) Rutgers University, Center for Latin American Studies; Dept. of Nutritional Science
“Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America.” Event

2012 (5/15) Université Laval, Quebec City. Faculté des Sciences Sociales, Midi de Science Politique
“Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America.” Event  Flyer

2012 (5/14) International Social Science Council, Montreal, Quebec. XVIth Stein Rokkan Lecture
“Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America.” Event  Photo

2011 (2/22), Harvard University, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
“Social Policies in Latin America: Causes and Consequences.” Event Powerpoint Flyer

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 (11/3) Brown University, Center for Latin American Studies
“Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America.” Event Flyer

2010 (4/17) Carleton College, Foro Latinoamericano
“Politics, Policy, and Mortality Decline in Chile: The Pinochet Paradox.” Event and video

2009 (10/30) United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report Office
“Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America.” Event Powerpoint

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