Adam Przeworski

Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of European Studies; Professor of Politics and Economics
Postdoctoral 1967 (sociology), Polish Academy of Sciences; Ph.D. 1966 (political science), Northwestern; M.A. 1961 (philosophy and sociology), Warsaw.

Phone:  (212) 998-3707
Office Address:  NYU Department of Politics, 19 W. 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
Office Room Number:  429

For a full list of my work, see my Vita.

Areas of Research/Interest: political economy, methods of cross-national research, democratic theory.

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Select Publications:

Przeworski, Adam. 2007. “Capitalism, Democracy, Science.” Interview in Gerardo L. Munck and Richard Snyder, Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press. Pages 456-503.

Przeworski, Adam. Forthcoming. "The Poor and the Viability of Democracy," in Anirudh Krishna (ed.), Poverty, Participation and Democracy. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Przeworski, Adam. Forthcoming. "Democracy, Equality, and Redistribution." In Richard Bourke and Raymond Geuss (eds.), Political Judgement: Essays in Honour of John Dunn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Przeworski, Adam. 2007. “Is the Science of Comparative Politics Possible?” In Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gandhi, Jennifer and Adam Przeworski. 2007. “Dictatorial Institutions and the Survival of Autocrats.Comparative Political Studies. 40: 1279-2301.

Przeworski, Adam. 2006. “Self-enforcing Democracy.” In Donald Wittman and Barry Weingast (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Political Economy. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gandhi, Jennifer and Adam Przeworski. 2006. “Cooperation, Cooptation, and Rebellion under Dictatorships.Economics and Politics 18: 1-26.

Przeworski, Adam and Carolina Curvale. 2006. “Does politics explain the economic gap between the United States and Latin America?” In Francis Fukuyama (ed.), La Brecha entre America Latina y los Estados Unidos. Buenos Aires: Fondo de Cultura Economica [Spanish].

Benhabib, Jess and Adam Przeworski. 2006. “The political economy of redistribution under democracy.Economic Theory 29: 271-290.

Przeworski, Adam. 2005. “Democracy as an Equilibrium.Public Choice 123:  253-273.

Przeworski, Adam and Covadonga Meseguer Y. 2005. “Globalization and Democracy.” In Pranab Bardhan, Samuel Bowles and Michael Wallerstein (eds), Globalization and Egalitarian Distribution. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Przeworski, Adam. 2004. “Democracy and Economic Development.” 2004. In Edward D. Mansfield and Richard Sisson (eds.), The Evolution of Political Knowledge. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.

Przeworski, Adam. 2004. “Institutions Matter?Government and Opposition 39(2): 527-540.

Przeworski, Adam. 2004. “The Last Instance: Are Institutions the Primary Cause of Economic Development?European Journal of Sociology 45(2): 165-188. [Spanish Version].

Cheibub, José Antonio, Adam Przeworski, and Sebastian Saiegh. 2004.  “Government Coalitions under Parliamentarism and Presidentialism.British Journal of Political Science.

Przeworski, Adam. 2003. “Freedom to Choose and Democracy.”  Economics and Philosophy 19: 265-279. 

Working papers

Przeworski, Adam. 2007. “Constraints and Choices: Electoral Participation in Historical Perspective.

Przeworski, Adam. 2007. “Conquered or Granted? A History of Suffrage Extensions.

Przeworski, Adam. 2006. “Consensus and Conflict in Western Thought on Representative Government.” Revised paper presented at the 2006 Beijing Forum.

Przeworski, Adam. 2006. "Identifying the Causal Effect of Political Regimes on Employment.

Przeworski, Adam and Carolina Curvale. 2006. “Political Institutions and Economic Development in the Americas: The Long Run.” (English/Spanish)

Benhabib, Jess and Adam Przeworski. 2005. “Economic Growth under Political Accountability.

Przeworski, Adam. 2004. “Economic Development and Transitions to Democracy.

Przeworski, Adam. 2004. “Geography vs. Institutions Revisited: Were Fortunes Reversed?

Fellowships/Honors: National Science Foundation Research Grant, 1993-1995, 1995-1997; American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, 1991.

External Affiliations: American Political Science Association, American Economic Association, Latin American Studies Association.

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