Zuheir Desai is an Assistant Professor in the School of Global and Public Affairs at IE University. He studies electoral competition and political accountability in his research. His work spans both theoretical models of elections, voting, and policymaking, as well as empirical applications of these models on developing democracies such as Brazil and India.
Previously, Zuheir was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University in the 2020-21 academic year. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester in 2020.
• Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Political Economy, IE University, School of Global and Public Affairs
• Postdoctoral Research Associate, Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science (Q-APS), Princeton University, Department of Politics, NJ, USA, 2020 – 2021
• Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Rochester, NY, USA, 2020
• M.A. in Political Science, University of Rochester, NY, USA, 2017
• M.A. in Economics, Sciences Po Paris and Ecole Polytechnique, France, 2013
• B.A. in Political Science, Sciences Po Paris, France, 2011