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Nikolay Marinov


PGH 434

Research Interests

International Relations
Quantitative Methods
Comparative Politics


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Biographical Summary

Nikolay Marinov conducts research is at the nexus of international relations and comparative politics. His forthcoming book looks at what happens when elections turn proxy wars, in which Great Powers intervene to promote democratic processes, or to push their local allies. Marinov's published research includes work on countriesʼ post-coup trajectories, on peacekeeping and electoral business cycles, on foreign aid, election observation and economic sanctions. Marinov has helped collect, with Susan Hyde, the NELDA dataset of elections around the world. He received his BA from the American University in Bulgaria and he holds a PhD in Political Science from Stanford University. Previously, he has held position at the University of Sydney, UCLA, Yale, and the University of Mannheim.


Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford University
M.A., Political Science, Stanford University
B.A., American University in Bulgaria

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