Michael Albertus

University of Chicago - Department of Political Science

Assistant Professor

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

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1.

Gaming Democracy: Elite Dominance During Transition and Prospects for Redistribution

British Journal of Political Science, July (2014).
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2015
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
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Democratization, political regimes, redistribution

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Coercive Capacity and the Prospects for Democratization

Comparative Politics, Volume 44, No. 2, pp. 151-169, 2012
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2012
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
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If You’re Against Them You’re with Us: The Effect of Expropriation on Autocratic Survival

Comparative Political Studies, 45, no. 8 (2012)
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 May 2010 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2015
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
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Credible commitment, information assymetries, autocratic survival, expropriation & redistribution

Dictators as Founding Fathers? The Role of Constitutions Under Autocracy

Economics & Politics, Volume 24(3), November 2012
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2012
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
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Dictatorship, constitutions, political survival, property rights, economic growth, FDI

Dictators as Founding Fathers? The Role of Constitutions Under Autocracy

Economics & Politics, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 279-306, 2012
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 13 Oct 2012
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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Explaining Patterns of Redistribution Under Autocracy: The Case of Peru’s Revolution from Above

Forthcoming, Latin American Research Review
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 May 2011 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2013
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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6.

Democracy and the Threat of Redistribution in Latin America

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 May 2011
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
Downloads 245 (88,803)

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Democracy, autocracy, redistribution, land reform, Latin America, democratization, inequality

7.

Dealing with Dictators: Negotiated Democratization and the Fate of Outgoing Autocrats

International Studies Quarterly, 58, no. 3 (2014).
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2015
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
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8.

Authoritarian Survival and Poverty Traps: Land Reform in Mexico

World Development, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 15 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2015
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science, Stanford University, Stanford University - Department of Political Science and Stanford University, Department of Political Science
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authoritarianism, economic growth, property rights, land reform, Latin America

9.

Land Reform as a Counterinsurgency Policy: Evidence from Colombia

Journal of Conflict Resolution, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 23 May 2011 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2012
Michael Albertus and Oliver Kaplan
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Denver - Josef Korbel School of International Studies
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Citation 2

Abstract:

Insurgency, civil war, Colombia, land reform, land titling

10.

The Political Economy of Autocratic Constitutions

2013, In 'Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes', eds., Tom Ginsburg and Alberto Simpser, Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2016
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
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11.

Cabinet Volatility Under Dictatorship and Democratic Transition

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2012
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
Downloads 139 (156,912)

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Autocracy, volatility, regime transitions, democratization, autocratic cabinets

Unlikely Democrats: Economic Elite Uncertainty Under Dictatorship and Support for Democratization

Forthcoming, American Journal of Political Science
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Jun 2016
Michael Albertus and Victor Gay
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Chicago, Department of Economics, Students
Downloads 125 (187,650)

Abstract:

dictatorship, elites, democratic transition

Unlikely Democrats: Economic Elite Uncertainty Under Dictatorship and Support for Democratization

American Journal of Political Science, Forthcoming.
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Mar 2017
Michael Albertus and Victor Gay
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Chicago, Department of Economics, Students
Downloads 5 (540,024)

Abstract:

dictatorship, elites, democratization, formal models

13.

Land Inequality and Rural Unrest: Theory and Evidence from Brazil

Forthcoming, Journal of Conflict Resolution
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 30 May 2014 Last Revised: 18 May 2016
Michael Albertus, Thomas Brambor and Ricardo Ceneviva
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science, Stanford University - Department of Political Science and Rio de Janeiro State University - Institute for Social and Political Studies
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14.

Vote Buying with Multiple Distributive Goods

Comparative Political Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Sep 2011
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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Clientelism, distributive politics, core and swing voter models, land reform, Latin America

15.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century — In the Rest of the World

Annual Review of Political Science 2016, Volume 19
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2016
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
Downloads 87 (144,089)

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Inequality, redistribution, capitalism, regime types

16.

The Role of Subnational Politicians in Distributive Politics: Political Bias in Venezuela's Land Reform under Chávez

Forthcoming, Comparative Political Studies
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 May 2011 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2015
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
Downloads 84 (167,133)

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clientelism, vote buying, distributive politics, land reform, Venezuela

17.

Macroeconomic Policy, Redistribution and Democracy

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 29 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2013
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
Downloads 71 (234,453)

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Democracy, Redistribution, Globalization

18.

Theory and Methods in the Study of Distributive Politics

Forthcoming, Political Science Research and Methods
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Jun 2017
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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19.

The Effect of Commodity Price Shocks on Public Lands Distribution: Evidence From Colombia

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 31 Oct 2016
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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Abstract:

price shocks; land reform; Latin America; privatization

20.

Landowners and Democracy: The Social Origins of Democracy Reconsidered

Forthcoming, World Politics
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 12 Oct 2016
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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democracy, landowners, dictatorship, civil war, land reform

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century — In the Rest of the World

Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 19, pp. 49-66, 2016
Posted: 13 May 2016
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science

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