Germán Feierherd

Assistant Professor (profesor adjunto de tiempo completo), Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

I conduct theoretical and empirical research on political development, with an emphasis on elections, political parties, and policymaking in the context of weak institutions.

I received my PhD in Political Science from Yale University in December 2016. During 2016-17, I was a Pre/Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University and in May 2017 I began a one-year postdoctoral position at Yale’s Program on Democracy. I am also a research associate of the Center for the Politics of Development at UC Berkeley.

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Peer-Reviewed Articles

How Mayors Hurt Their Presidential Ticket: Party Brands and Incumbency Spillovers in Brazil. Forthcoming at The Journal of Politics [abstract]

Do the Wealthy Oppose Redistribution? Public Price Shocks and Redistributive Preferences in Buenos Aires (with L. Schiumerini and S. Stokes). Forthcoming at the British Journal of Political Science [replication files] [local PDF]

Argentine Presidentialism: From Crisis to Recomposition of Presidential Power, 2003–2007 (“El Presidencialismo Argentino: de la Crisis a la Recomposicion Actual, 2003–2007”), with N. Cherny and M. Novaro, in America Latina Hoy, 54, April 2010

Work in Progress

The Left's Dilemma: Party Strategies and Informal Labor in Developing Economies (book manuscript)

Does the Left Breed Economic Informality? Party Strategies and Selective Enforcement in Brazil

Electoral Accountability with Myopic Voters: Evidence from Fatal Workplace Accidents (runner-up in the Best Paper Prize at REPAL 2017)

Paying Not to Vote: Pocketbook Considerations and the Shape of the Electorate (with G. Julcarimna and G. Tuñón)

Other Publications

"A significant minority of Americans say they could support a military takeover of the U.S. government," Washington Post, February 16th, 2018

"Yes, U.S. election integrity could be improved. Here’s why the Pence commission probably won’t do it," Washington Post, September 18th, 2017

"The U.S. could be free of gerrymandering. Here's how other countries do redistricting," Washington Post, August 7th, 2017

From the Hegemonic to the Scrambled Stalemate, CLACS Working Paper, Brown University, May 2014

Gathering Beans: The Size of Legislative Coalitions in Argentina (1983-2008) (“Juntando Porotos: El Tamaño de las Coaliciones Legislativas en Argentina”), in A. Mustapic, A. Bonvecchi, and J. Zelaznik (comps.), Los Legisladores en el Congreso Argentino, Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, 2012

Lula and the Partido dos Trabalhadores adaptation process (“Lula y el proceso de adaptacion del PT a la hora de gobernar”) with V. Palermo, in Revista Argentina de Ciencia Politica, 9/10, 2006

Dormant Projects

Distributive Politics in Three-Level Systems: Evidence from a Large Land-Titling Program


At UdeSA, I teach the following courses:

At Yale, I served as a teaching fellow for the following courses:

At Universidad Torcuato Di Tella: