Matthew S. Shugart
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
Office Hours for Winter 2016 :
- Monday and Wednesday, 11:50 to 1:10, Kerr Hall 682
- Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Irvine, 1988
- B.A., Political Science, University of California, Irvine, 1984
My research agenda focuses on how the details of political institutions affect the quality of democratic governance. My primary research focus is in comparative political institutions.
Current projects investigate the nexus between legislative committee assignment and distributive policy and the role of political institutions in policy response to drought. In 2015, I received a seed grant from the UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences entitled, "Political Institutions, Climate Change, and Adaptation in the Agricultural Sector".
I moved to the Department of Political Science at UC Davis in January, 2013. Previously I was at UCSD (from 1989), with appointments in both the Department of Political Science and the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.