Michael Albertus

University of Chicago - Department of Political Science

Assistant Professor

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

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Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

Gaming Democracy: Elite Dominance During Transition and Prospects for Redistribution

British Journal of Political Science, July (2014).
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2015
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
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Democratization, political regimes, redistribution

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Coercive Capacity and the Prospects for Democratization

Comparative Politics, Volume 44, No. 2, pp. 151-169, 2012
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2012
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
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If You’re Against Them You’re with Us: The Effect of Expropriation on Autocratic Survival

Comparative Political Studies, 45, no. 8 (2012)
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 May 2010 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2015
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
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Credible commitment, information assymetries, autocratic survival, expropriation & redistribution

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Explaining Patterns of Redistribution Under Autocracy: The Case of Peru’s Revolution from Above

Forthcoming, Latin American Research Review
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 May 2011 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2013
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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Land Inequality and Rural Unrest: Theory and Evidence from Brazil

Forthcoming, Journal of Conflict Resolution
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 30 May 2014 Last Revised: 18 May 2016
Michael Albertus, Thomas Brambor and Ricardo Ceneviva
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science, Stanford University - Department of Political Science and Rio de Janeiro State University - Institute for Social and Political Studies
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Authoritarian Survival and Poverty Traps: Land Reform in Mexico

World Development, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 15 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2015
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science, Stanford University, Stanford University - Department of Political Science and Stanford University, Department of Political Science
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authoritarianism, economic growth, property rights, land reform, Latin America

Dictators as Founding Fathers? The Role of Constitutions Under Autocracy

Economics & Politics, Volume 24(3), November 2012
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2012
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
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Dictatorship, constitutions, political survival, property rights, economic growth, FDI

Dictators as Founding Fathers? The Role of Constitutions Under Autocracy

Economics & Politics, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 279-306, 2012
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 13 Oct 2012
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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Land Reform as a Counterinsurgency Policy: Evidence from Colombia

Journal of Conflict Resolution, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 23 May 2011 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2012
Michael Albertus and Oliver Kaplan
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Denver - Josef Korbel School of International Studies
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Insurgency, civil war, Colombia, land reform, land titling

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Democracy and the Threat of Redistribution in Latin America

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 May 2011
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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Democracy, autocracy, redistribution, land reform, Latin America, democratization, inequality

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Dealing with Dictators: Negotiated Democratization and the Fate of Outgoing Autocrats

International Studies Quarterly, 58, no. 3 (2014).
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2015
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
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The Political Economy of Autocratic Constitutions

2013, In 'Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes', eds., Tom Ginsburg and Alberto Simpser, Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2016
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
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Landowners and Democracy: The Social Origins of Democracy Reconsidered

Forthcoming, World Politics
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 12 Oct 2016
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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democracy, landowners, dictatorship, civil war, land reform

Unlikely Democrats: Economic Elite Uncertainty Under Dictatorship and Support for Democratization

Forthcoming, American Journal of Political Science
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Jun 2016
Michael Albertus and Victor Gay
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and Toulouse School of Economics
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dictatorship, elites, democratic transition

Unlikely Democrats: Economic Elite Uncertainty Under Dictatorship and Support for Democratization

American Journal of Political Science, 61(3), 2017
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2017
Michael Albertus and Victor Gay
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and Toulouse School of Economics
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dictatorship, elites, democratization, formal models

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Theory and Methods in the Study of Distributive Politics

Forthcoming, Political Science Research and Methods
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Jun 2017
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century — In the Rest of the World

Annual Review of Political Science 2016, Volume 19
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2016
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
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Inequality, redistribution, capitalism, regime types

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The Role of Subnational Politicians in Distributive Politics: Political Bias in Venezuela's Land Reform under Chávez

Forthcoming, Comparative Political Studies
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 May 2011 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2015
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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clientelism, vote buying, distributive politics, land reform, Venezuela

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Vote Buying with Multiple Distributive Goods

Comparative Political Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Sep 2011
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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Clientelism, distributive politics, core and swing voter models, land reform, Latin America

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Cabinet Volatility Under Dictatorship and Democratic Transition

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2012
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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Autocracy, volatility, regime transitions, democratization, autocratic cabinets

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The Fate of Former Authoritarian Elites Under Democracy

Forthcoming, Journal of Conflict Resolution
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 16 Feb 2018
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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dictatorship, democratization, elite fate, constitutions

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Macroeconomic Policy, Redistribution and Democracy

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 29 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2013
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science
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Democracy, Redistribution, Globalization

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Land Reform and Civil Conflict: Theory and Evidence from Peru

Forthcoming, American Journal of Political Science
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 29 May 2019
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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conflict, civil war, land reform, Latin America, insurgency

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The Effect of Commodity Price Shocks on Public Lands Distribution: Evidence From Colombia

Forthcoming, World Development
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 31 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2018
Michael Albertus
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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price shocks; land reform; Latin America; privatization

No Better Time than Now: Future Uncertainty and Private Investment Under Dictatorship

Forthcoming, Economics & Politics
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2018
Michael Albertus and Victor Gay
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and Toulouse School of Economics
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dictatorship, private investment, institutions, uncertainty

No Better Time than Now: Future Uncertainty and Private Investment Under Dictatorship

Economics & Politics, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 71-96, 2019
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Feb 2019
Michael Albertus and Victor Gay
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and Toulouse School of Economics
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How Former Authoritarian Elite Spread Across Government Impacts the Quality of Democracy

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 14 Nov 2019
Michael Albertus and Mark Deming
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Chicago - Department of Political Science
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authoritarianism, democracy, elites

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Does Equalizing Assets Spur Development? Evidence From Large-Scale Land Reform in Peru

Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2020
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Nov 2020
Michael Albertus and Bogdan Popescu
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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land reform, economic development, redistribution, property rights

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Land Reform and Human Capital Development: Evidence from Peru

Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 147, No. 1, 2020
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 18 Feb 2021
Michael Albertus, Ricardo Fort and Mauricio Espinoza
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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land reform, agriculture, educational attainment, child labor, rural economies

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century — In the Rest of the World

Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 19, pp. 49-66, 2016
Posted: 13 May 2016
Michael Albertus and Victor A. Menaldo
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and University of Washington - Department of Political Science

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