Jack Paine  •  Political Science  •  Emory University  •  jackpaine@emory.edu

I am an associate professor in the political science department at Emory University. My work lies at the intersection of comparative politics, international relations, and applied formal theory. My projects broadly encompass the strategic and historical origins of authoritarian/democratic political institutions, and their consequences for regime stability and conflict. Specifically, I study power sharing in authoritarian regimes and consequences for conflict, colonial origins of democracy and dictatorship, democratic backsliding, and the resource curse. My work uses applied game theory as well as statistical analysis of originally collected data sets. Recent publications appear in the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Politics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and ​World Politics. ​I teach courses on authoritarian politics, democratization, and applied game theory.