Isabela Mares

Professor of Political Science

Isabela Mares has written extensively on a range of topics in comparative politics and political economy, including democratization, clientelism and corruption, taxation and fiscal capacity development, and social policy reforms in both developed and developing countries. She is the author or co-author of The Politics of Social Risk: Business and Welfare State Development, Taxation,Wage Bargaining and Unemployment; From Open Secrets to Secret Voting: The adoption of electoral reforms protecting voter autonomy; and Conditionality and Coercion: Electoral clientelism in Eastern Europe. She is currently completing a book titled Democratization after Democratization, which examines the adoption of electoral reforms limiting electoral irregularities in the Western world. Mares earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University