Germán Feierherd

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Thank you for visiting my website. I am an assistant professor at Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

I conduct theoretical and empirical research on political economy, with a focus on processes of accountability in developing democracies. I am also interested on the political causes and consequences of economic inequality.

I received my PhD in Political Science (with Departmental and University Distinction) from Yale University in 2017. Before returning to Argentina, I was also a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University.

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.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Courting Informal Workers: Exclusion, Forbearance, and the Left, American Journal of Political Science, 2020

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

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

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


Work Under Review

Struggling in Times of Affluence: Land Conflict during the Paraguayan Soybean Boom (with R. Duarte, J. Mangonet, and M. V. Murillo) (Revise & Resubmit)

Does the Monetary Cost of Abstaining Increase Turnout? Causal Evidence from Peru (with G. Julcarimna and G. Tuñón) (Revise & Resubmit)

Witch Hunts? Electoral Cycles and the Judicialization of Corruption in Argentina (with E. Gonzalez-Ocantos and G. Tuñón) (Revise & Resubmit)

When the Partisan Becomes Personal: Mayoral Incumbency Effects in Buenos Aires (with Adrian Lucardi)

The Pink Tide and Inequality in Latin America (with P. Larroulet, W. Long, and N. Lustig)


Other Publications

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

"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

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

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


Other writing

"¿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