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Sergio Bejar

Non-Resident Research Fellow

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Sergio Béjar is a Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and has taught classes in Comparative Politics, Political Methodology, and Political Economy.  His current research interests include studying variation in electoral corruption within different institutional contexts, the impact of democratic politics on social and trade policies, and the effects of International Financial Institutions (IFI‘€™s) on income inequality and democratization across developing nations, with an emphasis on Latin America.  His work has been published in the International Political Science Review and his book, Globalization, Democracy, and Trade Policy in the Developing World (with Helen V. Milner and Bumba Mukherjee), is currently under contract with the University of Chicago Press. He is currently working on a book manuscript on party systems and electoral corruption in Latin America.

  • B.A., ITESM (Monterrey, Mexico), Economics, 1997
  • M.A., University of Pittsburgh, Economics, 2003
  • M.S., Florida State University, Political Science, 2005
  • Ph.D. candidate, University of Notre Dame, Political Science
Academic Experience
  • Instructor, University of Notre Dame, 2010
  • Instructor, Florida State Univesrity, 2005-2006
  • Research Assistant, Princeton University, 2007-
  • Research Assistant, University of Notre Dame, 2004-

Research & Teaching Specializations: Comparative Politics in Latin America

Related Experience
  • Reviewer for The Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, the International Political Science Review, the Journal of Developing Areas, the Review of International Political Economy
  • Research grant, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, ‘€œDecreasing Returns on Vote Buying in Mexican Elections: A Field Experiment,‘€ June-August 2010
  • Moore Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, 2009-2010
  • Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2008-09
Selected Publications
  • Forthcoming. ‘€œElectoral Institutions and Growth Volatility: Theory and Evidence.‘€ With Bumba Mukherjee. International Political Science Review.