Michael Albertus

Mike Albertus

Michael Albertus
Ph.D., Stanford, 2011

Major Areas of Interest:

- Politics of Redistribution
- Democracy and dictatorship
- Clientelism
- Latin America

Selected Publications:

- "Gaming Democracy: Elite Dominance During Transition and the Prospects for Redistribution" with Victor Menaldo, British Journal of Political Science. (2013).
"If You're Against Them You're with Us: The Effect of Expropriation on Autocratic Survival," with Victor Menaldo, Comparative Political Studies 45, No. 8 (August 2012): 973-1003.
- "Land Reform as a Counterinsurgency Policy: The Case of Colombia," with Oliver Kaplan, Journal of Conflict Resolution 57, No. 2 (June 2012): 198-231. 
"Vote Buying with Multiple Distributive Goods," Comparative Political Studies, (November 2012).

E-Mail: albertus@uchicago.edu
Website: http://home.uchicago.edu/~albertus
Phone: (773) 702-8056
Office: Pick 426


Michael Albertus is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. His main research focus is on the political conditions under which governments implement egalitarian reforms. His first book project, Autocracy and Redistribution: The Politics of Land Reform, forthcoming at Cambridge University Press, examines why and when land reform programs are implemented. Other research interests include political regime transitions and stability, politics under dictatorship, clientelism, and civil conflict. Albertus' work has been published in the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Economics & Politics,Comparative Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and Latin American Research Review.

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