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Scott Gehlbach

Comparative Politics
Political Methodology
Research Interests: 
Political Economy, nondemocratic politics, Russia and postcommunist region
Office Location: 
201C North Hall
Office Hours: 
By appointment:
(608) 263-2391



Castañeda Dower, Paul, Evgeny Finkel, Scott Gehlbach, and Steven Nafziger.“Collective Action and Representation in Autocracies: Evidence from Russia’s Great Reforms.” American Political Science Review. FirstView publication.

Evgeny Finkel, Scott Gehlbach, and Dmitrii Kofanov. 2017. (Good) Land and Freedom (for Former Serfs): Determinants of Peasant Unrest in European Russia, March–October 1917. Slavic Review. 76(3):710–721.

Scott Gehlbach, Konstantin Sonin & Milan Svloik "Formal Models of Nondemocratic Politics." 2016. Annual Review of Political Science. 19:565-84

Evgeny Finkel, Scott Gehlbach, and Tricia Olsen. 2015. "Does Reform Prevent Rebellion? Evidence from Russia's Emancipation of the Serfs." Comparative Political Studies. 48(8):984-1019. 

Scott Gehlbach, "The Fallacy of Multiple Methods," Comparative Politics Newsletter. 2015

Scott Gehlbach and Alberto Simpser. 2015. "Electoral Manipulation as Bureaucratic Control." American Journal of Political Science. 59(1):212-224.

Scott Gehlbach and John S. Earle. “The Productivity Consequences of Political Turnover.” American Journal of Political Science. 59(3):708-723.