Luke Shimek

Luke Shimek

Research and Teaching Interests

Substantive: Bureaucracy, Corruption, Economic Development, Institutional Analysis and Development, Latin American Politics, Organizational Theory and Behavior, Political Development, Political Economy, Public Administration, and the Public Policy Process; with an emphasis in the comparative aspect of each of these fields.

Methods: Categorical Data Analysis, Causal Inference, Experimental, Exploratory Data Analysis, Formal/Game Theory, Introduction to Statistics/Quantitative Methods, Social Network Analysis

Dissertation Title

"Escape from Patronage: A Multi-Method Exploration of Federalism and Party Competition as Causes of Bureaucratic Insulation"

Dissertation Committee

Regina Smyth (Chair), Claudia Avellaneda, William Bianco, Sean Nicholson-Crotty