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

Journal Articles & Book Chapter

Pavel Bacovsky, Sarah Wilson Sokhey, Marija Verner. 2023. "Triggering Populist Support in Europe: The Effects of Interaction Between Political Efficacy and Economic Vulnerability on Party Preferences,” European Political Science.

Benedum, Michelle, Sarah Brown, Tyler Garrett, and Sarah Wilson Sokhey. 2023. "Learning Together: Experimental Evidence on Promoting Connections in Remote Classes," PS: Political Science & Politics.

Prisyazhnyuk, Daria and Sarah Wilson Sokhey. 2023 . "Cracking the Nest Egg: Comparing Pension Politics in Post-Communist Russia and Hungary," Social Policy and Society. Published online January 30, 2023.

Jeffrey Nonnemacher and Sarah Wilson Sokhey. 2022. "Learning by Doing: Using an Undergraduate Research Lab to Promote Diversity and Inclusion," PS: Political Science & Politics, Vol. 55, Issue 2 (April).  Check out the STUDIO Undergrad Research Lab discussed in this article. 

Sarah Wilson Sokhey. 2022. Russia’s Response to Covid-19: Leveraging Pre-Pandemic Data to Theorize about Public Approval,Problems of Post-Communism,  Vol. 69, Issue 1.

Regina Smyth and Sarah Wilson Sokhey. 2021.Constitutional Reform and the Value of Social Citizenship," Russian Politics, Vol. 6, pp. 91-111.

Marlene Laruelle, Mikhail Alekseev, Cynthia Buckley, Ralph S. Clem, J. Paul Goode, Ivan Gomza, Henry E. Hale, Erik Herron, Andrey Makarychev, Madeline McCann, Mariya Omelicheva, Gulnaz Sharafutdinvoa, Regina Smyth, Sarah Wilson Sokhey, Mikhail Troitsky, Joshua A. Tucker, Judyth Twigg, and Elizabeth Wishnick. 2021. “Pandemic Politics in Eurasia: Roadmap for a New Research Subfield,” Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 68, Issue 1, published online in October 2020.

Margaret Hanson and Sarah Wilson Sokhey. 2020. "Higher Education as an Authoritarian Tool for Regime Survival: Evidence from Kazakhstan and around the World," Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 68, Issue 3, pp. 231-246. See the related blog post, "How Higher Education Keeps Dictators in Power," NYU Jordan Center blog, September 20, 2022.

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

“Governing Under Crises: Sub-national Evidence from Ukraine During Pandemic & War,” with Paula Ganga, to be presented at the Midwest Political Science Association conference (Chicago, IL), April 2023 and the Council of European Studies conference (Reykjavik, Iceland), June 2023.

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

“Sputnik-V Vaccine as a Prestige Project,” with Amanda Zadorian, presented at the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, November 2022.

“Who Deserves What? Immigrants and Welfare State Preferences,” with Mateusz Leszczynski and Kathryn Schauer, presented at Southern Political Science Association conference, January 2023.