Mehdi Shadmehr

 

 

 

 


Mehdi Shadmehr

This website is up-to-date, but my website has moved to mehdishadmehr.com

I am an associate professor of economics at the University of Calgary Department of Economics. I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois in 2011. I specialize in political economy and comparative politics. Methodologically, I focus on developing formal models, but I also use both quantitative and qualitative methods. I am particularly interested in coordination games (super modular and global games), information aggregation, information manipulation, and screening. Substantively, I focus on the politics of authoritarian regimes, but I also work on other topics such as judicial politics and electoral competition. I am particularly interested in regime change and revolutions, contentious politics and social movements, leadership, state repression and censorship, and the role of ideology.

I am on leave from the University of Calgary. In 2017-2018, I was a member of the Institute for Advances Study. In 2018-2019, I am visiting the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.