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Sarah Wilson Sokhey (2010 Ph.D., The Ohio State University) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado, a Faculty Associate at the Institute of Behavioral Science, and an Associate Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. She is also a member of the PONARS Eurasia group, a network of over 100 academic experts specializing in Russia and Eurasia. Her recent book—The Political Economy of Pension Policy Reversal in Post-Communist Countries (Cambridge University Press, 2017)—examines the global trend in the reversal of a radical pension policy using survival analysis, survey data, and case studies of the Russian, Polish, and Hungarian experiences.

Her research focuses on the connection between politics and economics including economic and social policy reforms and business-state relations, especially in Russia and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  Her work has been published in Party Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, and Business & Politics, and has received support from the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). She also examines how institutional quality affects redistributive preferences.  As part of a project entitled The Foundations of Social Policy Support: Experimental Evidence on How Institutional Quality Affects Redistributive Preferences, Israel Marques, Joby Schaffer, and Sarah Wilson Sokhey are conducting laboratory experiments in the United States at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado and in Moscow, Russia at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics.  By examining the foundations of social policy support, this research challenge the conventional wisdom about who prefers more redistribution and why, and offers a more nuanced understanding of how different political systems shape citizens' preferences for social policy.

See my take on Russian protests in March 2017 and why you should care about recent events in Macedonia (with Danilo Gjukovikj) on the Monkey Cage blog in the Washington Post.


The Political Economy of Pension Policy Reversal in Post-Communist Countries (PEPPER-Comm)
Cambridge University Press, 2017

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