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 and policymaking in the context of weak institutions.

I received my PhD in Political Science (with Departmental and University Distinction) from Yale University in 2017. During 2016-17, I was a Pre/Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University. Before returning to Argentina, I was a fellow for the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.

I am currently a research associate for the Center for the Politics of Development at UC Berkeley and the Center for the Study of Human Development at San Andrés.

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Peer-Reviewed Articles

Courting Informal Workers: Exclusion, Forbearance, and the Left, American Journal of Political Science, 2020 [summary] [replication files]

How Mayors Hurt Their Presidential Ticket: Party Brands and Incumbency Spillovers in Brazil, The Journal of Politics, 2020 [local PDF]

When Do the Wealthy Support Redistribution? Inequality Aversion in Buenos Aires, with L. Schiumerini and S. Stokes, British Journal of Political Science, 2020 [replication files] [local PDF]

Argentine Presidentialism: From Crisis to Recomposition of Presidential Power, 2003–2007, with N. Cherny and M. Novaro, in America Latina Hoy, 2010

Other Publications

The Pink Tide and Inequality in Latin America (with P. Larroulet, W. Long, and N. Lustig), CEQ Working Paper, No. 105, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, 2021

Labor Informality and Its Political Consequences in Latin America (with A. Baker, S. Berens, and I. Menéndez González), Insight Series, No. 144, 2020 [English] [Español]

"Sanciones, multas y abstencionismo electoral en el Perú. Tres estudios sobre participación electoral y voto obligatorio" (with C. Jaramillo Huamán, R. Rebata Delgado, G. Julcarima, and G. Tuñón), Oficina Nacional de Procesos Electorales, 2019

"¿Barones del Conurbano? Un Análisis Causal de la Performance Electoral de los Intendentes Bonaerenses" (with A. Lucardi), Foco Económico, August 7th, 2019

“Causas de la distribución desigual de causas en la Cámara Federal porteña” (with G. Tuñón), August 2018

"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

El Tamaño de las Coaliciones Legislativas en Argentina (1983-2008), in A. Mustapic, A. Bonvecchi, and J. Zelaznik (comps.), Los Legisladores en el Congreso Argentino, Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, 2012 [local PDF]

Lula y el proceso de adaptación del PT a la hora de gobernar (with V. Palermo), in Revista Argentina de Ciencia Politica, 9/10, 2006