Quintin H. Beazer
Background:Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2011. Research and teaching interests are comparative politics and political economy, with a focus on the politics of Russia and the other formerly-communist countries of Eurasia.
Research Agenda:Quintin Beazer’s research studies the economic effects of political institutions, exploring in particular how economic actors respond to weak or transitioning institutions. Research from his dissertation on bureaucratic discretion and business investment in Russia’s regions was recently published in the Journal of Politics. Current ongoing projects include an analysis of the effects of political recentralization on economic performance in Russia’s regions, a multi-part project using data on the creation of foreign subsidiaries to investigate investors’ response to different types of political risk, and a cross-national study to determine how the design of IMF programs has affected economic reforms in post-communist countries.
Undergraduate Courses:States and Markets
Graduate Courses:Comparative Political Economy
Politics of the Developing World