Daniel Treisman

Department of Political Science
4289 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1472
Tel: 310/794-5875
Fax: 310/825-0778

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NBER Program Affiliations: POL
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: University of California at Los Angeles

NBER Working Papers and Publications

September 2018Globalization, Government Popularity, and the Great Skill Divide
with Cevat G. Aksoy, Sergei Guriev: w25062
October 2017Democracy by mistake
May 2015Misperceiving Inequality
with Vladimir Gimpelson: w21174

Published: Vladimir Gimpelson & Daniel Treisman, 2018. "Misperceiving inequality," Economics & Politics, vol 30(1), pages 27-54. citation courtesy of

April 2015How Modern Dictators Survive: An Informational Theory of the New Authoritarianism
with Sergei Guriev: w21136
June 2011Income, Democracy, and the Cunning of Reason
February 2011The Geography of Fear
November 2010Embezzlement Versus Bribery
with C. Simon Fan, Chen Lin: w16542
March 2010"Loans for Shares" Revisited

Published: “ ‘ Loans for Shares ’ Revisited,” Post - Soviet Affairs , 26, 3, July - September 2010, 207 - 27.

January 2010Oil and Democracy in Russia

Published: Daniel Treisman. "Rethinking Russia : Is Russia Cursed by Oil?" Vol. 63, No. 2, Spring/Summer 2010. Page 85-102

November 2003A Normal Country
with Andrei Shleifer: w10057


  • Shleifer, Andrei and Daniel Treisman. "A Normal Country: Russia After Communism," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2005, v19(1,Winter), 151-174.
  • Andrei Shleifer & Daniel Treisman, 2004. "A Normal Country," Foreign Affairs, vol 83(2).

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