Terence K. Teo

Assistant Professor · Political Science

about me

I am an assistant professor at the department of political science and public affairs at Seton Hall University. My research blends insights from international relations and comparative politics, and explores how regime type and domestic institutions affects both domestic and international outcomes. My current work examines how the institutional variation - both political and economic - across authoritarian regimes affects international conflict, leader survival, regime stability, and economic outcomes. I have interests in democratization, democratic erosion, and economic history as well. My methodological interests span game theory, quantitative methods, quantitative text analysis, and interactive data visualization. I am also interested in research transparency and reproducibility, and all things R and Stan.

I received my Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University in 2014, with extensive graduate coursework in economics. I have undergraduate degrees in physiology and neuroscience (B.S.) and Latin American studies (B.A.) from the University of California, San Diego. Prior to Seton Hall, I was a visiting assistant professor at Brown University, and a lecturer at Rutgers University.

publications

   Law, Focal Points, and Fiscal Discipline in the United States and European Union
American Political Science Review 108(2): 355-370
With R. Daniel Kelemen
2015 Winner of the Best Journal Article Award by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association

2014

   Opposition Politics and International Crises: A Formal Model
International Studies Quarterly 58(4): 741-751
With Patrick E. Shea and Jack S. Levy

2014

   Inequality and Regime Change: The Role of Distributive Conflict
APSA Comparative Democratization Newsletter 11(3): 1, 4-7
With: Stephan M. Haggard and Robert R. Kaufman

2013


book chapters

Modeling Democratic Transitions: Distributive Conflict and Elite Processes
In: Dictators and Democrats: Masses, Elites, and Regime Change
Princeton University Press
With: Stephan M. Haggard and Robert R. Kaufman

2016

Transition Paths and the Quality of Democracy
In: Dictators and Democrats: Masses, Elites, and Regime Change
Princeton University Press
With: Stephan M. Haggard and Robert R. Kaufman

2016

Inequality, Development, and the Weak Democracy Syndrome
In: Dictators and Democrats: Masses, Elites, and Regime Change
Princeton University Press
With: Stephan M. Haggard and Robert R. Kaufman

2016


original dataset

   Distributive Conflict and Regime Change: A Qualitative Dataset
With: Stephan M. Haggard and Robert R. Kaufman

2016


working papers

   Inequality under Authoritarian Rule

Under Review

   Central Banks, Competition, and the Authoritarian Welfare State

Under Review

   Diversionary Conflict, Domestic Institutions, and Autocratic Leader Survival

   Make Money, Not War: Territorial Disputes, Capital Flows, and Interstate Conflict

Conscription, Coups, and Conflict

International Institutions and Global Health: A Topic Modeling Approach


teaching

International Relations · undergraduate

2018

Comparative Politics · undergraduate

2017

Research Methods · undergraduate

2018, 2017, 2016

Statistical Analysis · MPA

2017, 2016, 2015

Policy Analysis · MPA

2016

Public Administration · undergraduate


2016, 2015

Advanced Quantitative Methods · Ph.D.

2015

Quantitative Methods · Ph.D.

2014

Foundations of Political Analysis · undergraduate


2014

Applied Game Theory in International Relations · undergraduate

2014, 2013, 2010

Introduction to International Relations · undergraduate

2014, 2010, 2008

Game Theory and International Diplomacy · Ph.D.

2015

International Political Economy · Ph.D.

2015

International Political Economy · undergraduate

2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2008


contact

Department of Political Science & Public Affairs · Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue · South Orange, NJ 07079 · USA

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