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- Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2004
Tim Hellwig's interests include comparative and international political economy, mass political behavior, and European politics. His work appears in several journals and book chapters, including the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics. His research currently emphasizes how signals from the world economy and from political institutions shape how voters evaluate politicians. In one project he is examining how elite cues and individual beliefs affect how voters hold politicians to accounts. A second project examines how electoral systems matter for parties' strategies in parliamentary elections. And in a third project, funded by the National Science Foundation, he develops and tests a model for how economic globalization matters for mass politics in advanced capitalist democracies. Professor Hellwig holds a BA from St. Cloud State University, an MA from American University, and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. Before coming to IU, he was on the faculty at the University of Houston and has been a visiting researcher at the University of Essex. Professor Hellwig teaches courses on comparative political economy, comparative elections, European politics, world politics, and quantitative methods.