Miriam Golden is Professor of Political Science. During the 2014-15 academic year, while a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, she will be in residence at Columbia University. While in New York, she will be writing a book analyzing the partisan bases of bad government in rich and poor democracies. The project draws on more than a decade of empirical research into political corruption, political violence, and election fraud in Italy, Ghana, and India. Drawing on prior work on electoral cycles to electricty provision in India, Professor Golden is starting a major research project into the political structure of rural patronage in South Asia, with a particular interest in how control over water may facilitate vote buying. Professor Golden was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Email: golden@ucla.edu

Website: www.golden.polisci.ucla.edu
Institution / Affiliation : University of California Los Angeles

Geographical Region: Africa, Asia
Methodology: Experimental Design, Field Experiments
Policy: Corruption, Elections, Governance