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Daniel Kselman


Daniel Kselman


Vice Dean and Assistant Professor of Political Economy


Political Science


Research Faculty

Daniel Kselman is Vice Dean at the IE School of Global and Public Affairs. He received a PhD in political science from Duke University, where he also received a Masters degree in Economics. His research emphasizes the interactions between, democracy, economic development, and political governance, with a particular focus on political parties and electoral systems. Daniel’s research has been published in top academic journals including Political Analysis, Comparative Political Studies, and Political Science Research and Methods. He also is former President and current Board member of the Minga Foundation, an international NGO in the field of health and economic development with projects in Brazil, Ecuador, Malawi, and Uganda.

Latest Publications

• Kselman, D. (2020). “Public goods equilibria under closed and open-list proportional representation”. Journal of Theoretical Politics, Vol. 32 (1): 112-142

• Kselman, D., Niou, E., Wang, A.H-E. (2020). “Measuring ‘Closeness’ in 3-Candidate Elections: Methodology and an Application to Strategic Voting”. Electoral Studies, Vol. 68

• Kselman, D. (2015). “Crowded Space, Fertile Ground: Party and Entry and the Effective Number of Parties”. Political Science Research and Methods, Vol. 4 (2): 317-342