Ph.D. New York University, 2004. MA. New York University, 1999, M.Phil. Oxford University, 1997, B.A. Hons. Oxford University, 1995. Interests include Comparative Politics (Comparative Institutions, Government Formation, Electoral and Party Systems, Democratic Performance) Methodology (Statistics, philosophy of science, research methodology)
Member of the Political Institutions Working Group
Matt Golder's primary area of interest is in comparative politics and methodology. In comparative politics, his published work focuses primarily on electoral rules, party systems, and democratic representation. He has also co-authored a textbook on comparative politics, Principles of Comparative Politics (CQ Press). He has three current research projects. The first focuses on various aspects of the government formation process in Europe. The second examines the relationship between religiosity, economic development, and political attitudes. The third investigates the determinants and consequences of party strategies during election campaigns. In methodology, his work has focused on improving the use and interpretation of interaction models in political science.