Matthew M. Singer

Associate Professor

Political Science

Professor Singer (Duke PhD, 2007) is generally interested in questions of how voters achieve political representation and how the political and social context affects political behavior. His current primary research project studies the political impact of government performance, looking at the impact of economic and political outcomes on support for the incumbent and democracy and also the conditions under which economic performance is more or less salient. A second ongoing project looks at the role of political institutions in shaping the party system that develops, focusing on district-level evidence for Duverger’s hypotheses. Professor Singer is a collaborator on the Democratic Accountability and Linkages Project, an expert survey on modes of representation (especially programmatic and clientelist linkages) that are used in 88 countries around the world and the Political Representation, Parties and Presidents Survey, a similar expert survey focused on Latin America. He is a collaborator with the Latin American Public Opinion Project and contributed to the 2012, 2014, and 2017 Reports. In 2015 he was a visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.

Professor Singer’s research has been published in The British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Electoral Studies, The European Journal of Political Research, The Journal of Politics, Latin American Politics and Society, Latin American Research Review, Política y Gobierno, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Research and Politics. Links to the published works are available below along with any supplemental materials. Together with Elizabeth Zechmeister and Ryan Carlin he published an edited volume on The Latin American Voter (University of Michigan Press).

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