Matthew S. Shugart

Matthew Shugart Portrait

Position Title
Research Professor
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

682 Kerr Hall


Matthew Shugart received his Ph.D. from UC Irvine in 1988, and was a faculty member at UC San Diego before moving to Davis in 2013. His research centers on political institutions, especially electoral systems, political parties, and the role of legislatures in policy-making processes. He retired in 2020, but remains active in research, including current project funded by the USDA to study the politics and economics of agricultural adaptation to climate change in California.  Here is a copy of his curriculum vitae.