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Research

Book
Sarah Wilson Sokhey. 2017. The Political Economy of Pension Policy Reversal in Post-Communist Countries. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

                2018 Co-Winner of the Ed A. Hewett Book Prize for outstanding publication on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia and/or Eastern Europe from the Association for Slavic,                       East European, and Eurasian Studies sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
           
                Olivér Kovács, "Review of Sarah Wilson Sokhey: The Political Economy of Pension Policy Reversal in Post-Communist Countries," European Mirror (Európai Tukör                                     Special Edition 1, 2018, page 115-118.

Journal Articles & Book Chapter

Joseph B. Schaffer, Sarah Wilson Sokhey, and A.Kadir Yildirim. 2019. "Classy Behavior: The Big Political Role of Small Business Owners,” Comparative European Politics, Vol. 17, Issue 1 (February): 22-48.

Amy Liu, Megan Roosevelt, and Sarah Wilson Sokhey. 2017. “Trade and the Recognition of Commercial Lingua Francas: Russian Language Laws in Post-Soviet Countries," Economics & Politics, Vol. 29, Issue 1 (March), pp. 48-68.

Dinissa Duvanova and Sarah Wilson Sokhey. 2016. “State Aid to Firms During Financial Crisis: Evidence from the Emerging European Countries,” Business & Politics, Vol. 18, No. 3 (October), pp.225-262.

Sarah Wilson Sokhey. 2015. “Market-Oriented Reforms as a Tool of State-Building: Russian Pension Reform in 2001,” Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 67 (5): 695-717.


Sarah Wilson Sokhey and A.Kadir Yildirim. 2013. “Economic Liberalization and Political Moderation: The Case of Islamist and Communist Parties,” Party Politics, Vol. 19 (2): 230-255.

Irfan Nooruddin and Sarah Wilson Sokhey. 2012. "Credible Certification of Child Labor Free Production." In The Credibility of Transnational NGOs: When Virtue is Not Enough, edited by Peter Gourevitch, David A. Lake, and Janice Gross Stein. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 62-85 (Chapter 3). (This is a peer-reviewed chapter prepared for inclusion in an edited volume.)

Work in Progress

"The Foundations of Social Policy Support: Experimental Evidence on How Institutional Quality Affects Redistributive Preferences and Social Policy," with Israel Marques II; We use laboratory and survey experiments and case studies to examine how tax institutional quality influences preferences and outcomes for redistribution and social policy.

“Regime Type and Investment in Higher Education: Evidence from Eurasia,” with Margaret Hanson; We examine the connection between authoritarianism and investing in higher education with a focus on the post-communist countries and the case of Kazakhstan. Under Review.

“Institutional Quality & Social Policy: Evidence from Party Manifestos in Croatia and Macedonia,” with Danilo Gjukovikj. We consider how tax institutional quality influences what political parties are willing to promise voters regarding social policy benefits.

“Authoritarian Investments in Higher Education,” with Jeffrey Nonnemacher. We use data from official government news sources to evaluate how and why authoritarian regimes choose to invest in higher education. To be presented at the Southern Political Science Association conference in January 2020.                                                                         

“Rewriting the Social Contract? Survey Evidence on Pension Reform in Mexico and Russia,” Using original survey data from 2014-2016, I examine knowledge of and opinions about the pensions systems in Mexico (where pension privatization was extensive and remained) compared to Russia (where pension privatization was only moderate and was reverse).