Victor Menaldo (Ph.D., Stanford University, 2009) is a Professor of Political Science at UW and is affiliated with the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS), Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Center for Environmental Politics.
He specializes in comparative politics and political economy.
He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, World Politics, Comparative Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Economics & Politics, Political Science Quarterly, Policy Sciences, Business & Politics, among other places.
His first book, “The Institutions Curse,” is published by Cambridge University Press (2016). Menaldo’s second book, “Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy” (with Mike Albertus), is also with Cambridge University Press (2018).
Menaldo is interested in the political economy of property rights, innovation, and development.
He is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled: “The Twilight of the Third Industrial Revolution and the Dawn of the Fourth”