Participant Info

First Name
Melissa
Last Name
Rogers
Country
USA
University
Claremont Graduate University
Keywords
Political Economy, Redistribution, Regional Inequality, Inequality, Spatial Inequality, Taxation, Government Spending, Research Design, Federalism, Public Choice, Political Institutions, Representation and Electoral Systems
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Personal Info

About Me
Dr. Rogers is a specialist in comparative politics, regional inequality around the world, Latin American politics, and comparative political institutions.  Professor Rogers enjoys teaching a wide range of courses in comparative politics. Her subfield specialty is Latin American Politics and she offers courses that explore, in particular, the institutions and the political and economic development of that region. As an expert in comparative institutional analysis, she also offers courses in comparative political institutions, comparative political parties and elections, comparative legislatures and democratization. Dr. Rogers also offers courses in research design methods and econometrics. In previous academic appointments, she has also taught in the fields of American Politics and Urban Studies.

Professor Rogers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Policy at Claremont Graduate University. Her work focuses on state institutional and economic development with particular application to the countries of Latin America. Her recent studies have examined the effectiveness of Argentina’s provinces in implementing tax, health and education policies. Dr. Rogers earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego and her B.A. from Brown University.

Recent Publications

Book

2015. The Politics of Place and the Limits to Redistribution Routledge Press.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

2014. Taxing with Dictators and Democrats: Regime Effects, Transfers, and Revenue in Argentina’s Provinces. Journal of Politics in Latin America 6, no.1.

2013 Income Taxation and the Validity of State Capacity Indicators. Journal of Public Policy 34, no.1: 1-24. (with Nicholas Weller)

2013 National Leverage: Partisan Constraints on Reform in Sub-National Bureaucracies. South American Journal of Political Science 1, no. 1

2008  Liberal and Illiberal Democracy in Latin America. Latin American Politics and Society 50, no.1: 31-57. (with Peter Smith)

2009.  Reprinted as ”Democracias Liberal E Iliberal Na Ame ́rica Latina.” Opiniao Publica 15, no. 2 (with Peter Smith

2008 Governmental Performance and Political Regimes Latin America in Comparative Perspective, 1990-2004. Taiwan Journal of Democracy 3, no.2: 101-17 (with Peter Smith)

Media Coverage

Panoramas Website, University of Pittsburgh: Taxing with Dictators and Democrats

Country Focus
Argentina

Research Areas

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