Vineeta Yadav

Vineeta Yadav

Associate Professor of Political Science

309 Pond Lab
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-2395

Office Hours:

  • Thursday, 10:30 - 12:00 pm

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Ph.D. Yale University 2007. Professor Yadav’s research and teaching interests lie in comparative politics, political economy, economic development, and survey research. Her research specifically focuses on the political and policy consequences of institutional design, the comparative study of interest-group behaviors and, their consequences for political outcomes and policy outcomes, judicial politics in developing countries and, economic development. She specializes in the politics of Brazil, India and China and has conducted field research and surveys in all three countries.Her third book, The Politics of Corruption in Dictatorships (co-authored with Bumba Mukherjee) has just been published by Cambridge University Press (Jan.,2016). Her first book Political Parties, Business Groups, and Corruption in Developing Countries (Oxford University Press, 2011) was awarded the 2013 Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Prize by the APSA Political Organizations and Parties Section, the 2012 Rosenthal Prize by the APSA Legislative Studies Section and received an Honorable Mention for the 2012 best book award from the APSA Comparative Democratization Section. Her second book Democracy, Electoral Systems and Judicial Empowerment in Developing Countries (co-authored with Bumba Mukherjee) was published by the University of Michigan Press (March, 2014). She has also published in Comparative Political Studies, Party Politics , International Interactions and Journal of Public Affairs. She is currently working on projects that study the determinants of presidential and parliamentary regime choice, the effects of past autocratic experience on the political practices of parties and political elites in subsequent democracies,the internal politics of religious and secular parties in democratic regimes and their consequences for democratic consolidation,the politics of decisions to adopt commercial courts and their economic and political consequences and, a project studying the dynamics of sub-national corruption in India. Her work on institutional choice in unconsolidated democracies has received financial support from the National Science Foundation and her project on sub-national lobbying and corruption in India has received financial support from the Azim Premji Foundation in India

Research Interests:

Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Political Institutions, Judicial Politics, Development, Survey Methods, Brazil, India and China

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