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José Antonio Cheibub’s research and teaching interests are in comparative politics, with a focus on the emergence and effects of democratic regimes and specific democratic institutions.
Undergraduate courses: POLS 424 – Comparative Governmental Institutions
Graduate courses: POLS 620 – Seminar in Comparative Politics
Professor Cheibub is the author, co-author or co-editor of Parliaments and Government Formation: Unpacking Investiture Rules (Oxford, 2015). Presidentialism, Parliamentarism, and Democracy (Cambridge, 2007), the Democracy Sourcebook (MIT, 2003) and Democracy and Development: Political Institutions and Well-Being in the World, 1950-1990 (Cambridge, 2000). The latter received the 2001 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award given by the American Political Science Association for the best book published in the United Stated on government, politics or international affairs. He has published in several edited volumes and in journals such as the American Political Science Review, World Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Political Science Research and Methods, Comparative Political Studies, Public Choice, Politics and Society, Journal of Democracy, Constitutional Political Economy, and Studies in Comparative International Development.