Marko Klasnja

Marko Klasnja
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Marko Klašnja is an assistant professor of political science at Georgetown University, with the joint appointment in the Government Department and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He specializes in comparative politics, political behavior, and political economy of democratic accountability. Prior to joining Georgetown, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University, and received his PhD from the Department of Politics at New York University.

Areas of Expertise: Political Accountability, Political Behavior, Corruption, Comparative Politics, Political Economy


“Corruption and the Incumbency Disadvantage: Theory and Evidence,” Forthcoming, Journal of Politics.

“Increasing Rents and Incumbency Disadvantage,” Forthcoming, Journal of Theoretical Politics.

“Pocketbook vs. Sociotropic Corruption Voting,” (with Joshua A. Tucker and Kevin Deegan-Krause), Forthcoming, British Journal of Political Science.

“Segregation, Polarization, and Ethnic Conflict,” (with Natalija Novta), Forthcoming, Journal of Conflict Resolution.

“Education and Human Capital Externalities: Evidence from Colonial Benin,” (with Leonard Wantchekon and Natalija Novta), 2015, Quarterly Journal of Economics,
130(2), 703-757.

“The Economy, Corruption, and the Vote: Evidence from Experiments in Sweden and Moldova,” (with Joshua A. Tucker), 2013, Electoral Studies, 32(3), 536–543.

“Electoral Rules, Forms of Government, and Political Budget Cycles in Transition Countries,” Panoeconomicus, 2008, 3(2), 185–218.

“The EU and Kosovo: Time to Rethink the Enlargement and Integration Policy?” Problems of Post-Communism, 2007, 54(4), 15–32.