Vanya Krieckhaus

Vanya Krieckhaus
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Vanya Krieckhaus (Associate Professor) received his Ph.D. in 2000 from Princeton University and specializes in the political economy of development.

Research Emphasis

My specialty is the politics of developing countries, with a particular emphasis on the effect of colonialism and democracy on economic prosperity. I am currently writing a book on the ways in which bond investors react to democratic elections and partisanship in Latin America and Asia. I am primarily interested in the way that politics influences long-run material prosperity in the developing world. In my recent book, Dictating Development, I advance the thesis that international politics plays a decisive role in determining development.

Courses Taught
  • Comparative Political Systems
  • Power and Money
  • Latin American Politics
  • Readings in Comparative Politics (graduate)
  • Comparative Political Economy (graduate)
  • Latin American Politics (graduate)
Selected Publications

Dictating Development: How Europe Shaped the Global Periphery. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006.

"Democracy and Economic Growth: How Regional Context Influences Regime Effects," British Journal of Political Science (April 2006).

"The Regime Debate Revisited: A Sensitivity Analysis of Democracy's Effects," British Journal of Political Science (October 2004).

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