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James Hollyer

James R. Hollyer

I am a Benjamin Evans Lippincott Associate Professor in Political Economy at the University of Minnesota. My research interests include patronage and corruption, transparency, and the effects of international institutions on domestic politics. I conducted my doctoral studies in the Wilf Family Department of Politics, New York University (PhD, May 2012). My work has been published in such journals as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Political Analysis.

Academic Employment

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota. July 2017-present.

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota. January 2012-June 2017.

Visiting Research Fellow, Niehaus Center on Globalization and Governance, Princeton University. September 2015-June 2016

Coca-Cola World Fund Post-Doctoral Fellow, The Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy.
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.
Yale University. July 2011-June 2012.

Education

Ph.D., Wilf Family Department of Politics, New York University, May 2012
Committee: David Stasavage (Chair), Adam Przeworski, Jon X. Eguia, Sanford Gordon
MA, Committee on International Relations, University of Chicago, June 2006
Advisor: Carles Boix
BA, with Honors magna cum laude, Political Economy, Williams College, May 2003
Advisors: Douglas Gollin, Darel Paul
For more details, see my Vitae. Further details are available in my Google Scholar profile.

Research

All materials related to the HRV Transparency Project can be found here.

Interests:

Corruption
Transparency
Comparative Political Economy
International Political Economy
Methodology

Publications:

Books
Information, Democracy and Autocracy: Economic Transparency and Political (In)Stability.
with B. Peter Rosendorff and James Raymond Vreeland.
Cambridge University Press, September 2018.
Amazon page

Articles
Transparency, Protest and Democratic Stability, forthcoming.
with B. Peter Rosendorff and James Raymond Vreeland.
British Journal of Political Science
published version
replication materials
working paper version

The Millennium Development Goals and Education: Accountability and Substitution in Global Assessment, Summer 2019.
with James H. Bisbee, B. Peter Rosendorff and James Raymond Vreeland.
International Organization
working paper version
published version

Why do Autocrats Disclose? Economic Transparency and Inter-Elite Politics in the Shadow of Mass Unrest, July 2019.
with B. Peter Rosendorff and James Raymond Vreeland.
Journal of Conflict Resolution
published version
working paper version
replication materials

Cooperative Autocracies: Leader Survival, Creditworthiness, and Bilateral Investment Treaties, October 2018.
with Eric Arias and B. Peter Rosendorff.
American Journal of Political Science
published version
working paper version

Transparency, Protest and Autocratic Instability, November 2015.
with B. Peter Rosendorff and James Raymond Vreeland.
American Political Science Review
working paper version
appendix
published version
replication materials (article)
replication materials (appendix)

Information, Disclosure and Regime Stability, October 2015.
APSA Comparative Democratization Newsletter
published version

Corruption and Ideology in Autocracies, August 2015.
with Leonard Wantchekon.
Journal of Law, Economics and Organization
published version
working paper version

Measuring Transparency, Autumn 2014.
with B. Peter Rosendorff and James Raymond Vreeland.
Political Analysis
working paper version
appendix
published version

Leadership Survival, Regime Type, Policy Uncertainty, and PTA Accession, December 2012.
with B. Peter Rosendorff.
International Studies Quarterly
published version
replication materials

Do Human Rights Agreements Prolong the Tenure of Autocratic Ratifiers?, Spring 2012
with B. Peter Rosendorff.
Journal of International Law and Politics.

Is it Better to Empower the People or the Authorities? Assessing the Conditional Effects of ‘Top-Down’ and ‘Bottom Up’ Anti-Corruption Interventions, 2012.
Research in Experimental Economics.
working paper version

Why Do Authoritarian Regimes Sign the Convention Against Torture? Signaling, Domestic Politics, and Non-Compliance December 2011
with B. Peter Rosendorff.
Quarterly Journal of Political Science
working paper version
published version
replication materials

Democracy and Transparency October, 2011
with B. Peter Rosendorff and James R. Vreeland.
The Journal of Politics
working paper version
published version
replication materials


Conditionality, Compliance, and Domestic Interests: State Capture and EU Accession Policy, December 2010.
Review of International Organizations
working paper version
published version
replication materials


In Book
“Measuring Governance: Objective and Perceptions-based Governance Indicators,”
in Governance Indicators: Approaches, Progress, Promise, November 2018.
Helmut K. Anheier, Mattias Haber, and Mark A. Kayser, eds.
Oxford University Press.

“Bureaucracy, Rational Choice Models”
in The International Encyclopedia of Political Science.2011.
Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, and Leonardo A. Morlino, eds..
Sage.

Working Papers:

Parties as Disciplinarians: The Electoral Strategies of Centrist Parties (2018)
with with Marko Klašnja and Rocío Titiunik.
download paper

Teaching:

Game Theory I (PhD)
Game Theory II (PhD)
Maximum Likelihood Estimation (PhD)
Patronage and Corruption (Undergraduate)
Thinking Strategically in International Relations (Undergraduate)
The U.S. in the Global Economy (Undergraduate)

Professional Activities:

Editorial Board Member, Comparative Political Studies
Referee, American Political Science Review
Referee, American Journal of Political Science
Referee, Journal of Politics
Referee, Political Analysis
Referee, International Organization
Referee, Comparative Political Studies
Referee, British Journal of Political Science
Referee, Comparative Politics
Referee, Quarterly Journal of Political Science
Referee, Journal of Conflict Resolution
Referee, International Studies Quarterly
Referee, Review of International Organizations
Referee, Journal of Peace Research
Referee, Economics & Politics
Referee, Conflict Management and Peace Science
Referee, World Development
Referee, Political Behavior
Referee, Journal of Legal Studies
Referee, Governance
Referee, International Interactions
Referee, Human Rights Review
Referee, Public Administration Review
Referee, Business & Politics
Referee, Sage Open
Referee, African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Managing Editor, Economics & Politics April 2008-September 2011
Member, American Political Science Association
Member, Midwest Political Science Association
Member, European Political Science Association
Member, International Studies Association

Other Employment:

Consultant, US Millennium Challenge Corporation, Tanzania Threshold Country Program.
November 2009-July 2010.

Contact:

Mailing Address
1414 Social Sciences
267 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Email
jhollyer@umn.edu

Links:

The HRV Transparency Project
Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota
Wilf Family Department of Politics, NYU