Simeon Nichter

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Simeon Nichter's research explores the political voice of poor and
marginalized populations in emerging democracies, with central
reference to Latin America.  He examines how politicians offer material
benefits to the poor in exchange for political support, and investigates
how individuals' vote choices affect subsequent access to services.  
Nichter has published articles in the American Political Science
Comparative Political StudiesReview of Economics and
, and World Development.  Previously, he served as an
Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area
Studies, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center on Democracy,
Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, and as a
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Global Development.  Nichter received
a PhD in Political Science from UC Berkeley, an MPA in International Development
from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA in Economics from Carleton College.

PhD, UC-Berkeley, 2010
Comparative Politics, Methodology

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