Office: Raubinger 410
Office Hours: Spring 2013: Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 p.m., Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Department: Political Science
Area Specialization: Latin American politics, comparative politics, political economy
Sergio Béjar is an assistant professor of comparative politics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 2010 and has taught classes in Comparative and Latin American Politics, Political Methodology, and Political Economy of Developing Nations. His current research interests include studying variation in vote buying within different institutional contexts, the impact of democratic politics on trade and financial policies, and the effects of International Financial Institutions (IFI's) on mass protests and democratization across developing nations, with an emphasis on Latin America. His work has been published in the International Political Science Review and Economics of Governance. He is currently working on a book manuscript on party systems and electoral corruption in Latin America.