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Jack PaineAssociate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies


  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California-Berkeley
  • M.A., Economics, University of California-Berkeley
  • M.A., Political Science, University of California-Berkeley
  • B.A., University of Virginia


Jack Paine’s work lies at the intersection of comparative politics, international relations, and applied formal theory. His research broadly encompasses the strategic and historical origins of authoritarian/democratic political institutions and their consequences for regime stability and conflict. His work has been published or is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Politics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and ​World Politics.