Comparative Politics

Research Interest

Carlos Schmidt-Padilla

Graduate Student
Political Science

Carlos Schmidt-Padilla is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests encompass the political economy of development of Latin America and of sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, he studies questions concerning crime, human capital, immigration, and policing under weak institutional settings.

Vinod Aggarwal

Professor
Political Science

Vinod K. Aggarwal is Travers Family Senior Faculty Fellow and Professor of Political Science, Affiliated Professor at the Haas School of Business, and Director of the Berkeley APEC Study Center at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on international political economy, with an emphasis on business and politics, technology policy, and great power competition.

Shelley Liu

Assistant Professor
Goldman School of Public Policy

Shelley Liu is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on conflict and development in sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on how governments develop the state after conflict, how citizens respond to development policies, and how access to education and information mediates the relationship between citizens and their government.

Cecilia Mo

Associate Professor
Political Science

Cecilia Mo is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies behavioral political economics, comparative political behavior, the political economy of development, and social policy research, focusing on the intersection of political science, economics, and psychology.

Alison Post

Associate Professor
Political Science
Center on the Politics of Development

Alison Post is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies the intersection of comparative urban politics and comparative political economy in Latin America and South Asia, with a particular focus on the regulation and provision of infrastructure services.

Andrew Little

Assistant Professor
Political Science

Andrew Little is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies authoritarian politics, communication and information manipulation, and conflict, exploring the causes and political consequences of "nonstandard" belief formation with the use of formal models.

Jennifer Bussell

Associate Professor
Political Science
Goldman School of Public Policy

Jennifer Bussell is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies the foundations of democratic politics in economically developing states, with an emphasis on the political economy of development, democratic representation, and governance, principally in South Asia and Africa.