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Jordan Gans-Morse

Associate Professor & Faculty Director of the Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies (REEES) Program

Ph.D.: University of California, Berkeley, 2011
Curriculum Vitae


Research Interest(s): Property Rights; Rule of Law; Corruption; Clientelism; Authoritarian Institutions; Informal Institutions

Program Area(s): Comparative Politics

Regional Specialization(s): Europe

Subfield Specialties: Law and Politics


Jordan Gans-Morse's research focuses on corruption, the rule of law, property rights, and political and economic transitions. He is the author of Property Rights in Post-Soviet Russia: Violence, Corruption, and Demand for Law (Cambridge University Press). Other publications have appeared in leading journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and World Development. His commentaries have been published in the Chicago Tribune, The Hill, The Moscow Times, US News & World Report, and The Washington Post: The Monkey Cage. He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2011 and, during the 2016-2017 academic year, served as a Fulbright Scholar teaching and conducting research in Ukraine.

Courses taught

  • PS 310: Methods of Political Inference
  • PS 368: Political Economy of Development
  • PS 369: Politics of Post-Soviet Russia
  • PS 395: Politics of Corruption
  • PS 395: Democracy Under Siege
  • PS 449: Informal Institutions (Graduate Seminar)
  • PS 451: Political Economy of Development (Graduate Seminar)