Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University

You have reached the website of Stephen Meserve, an assistant professor of political science at Texas Tech University.  My expertise lies in comparative politics, with specific research interests in comparative political economy and comparative legislative politics and a regional expertise in Europe, along with a methodological side interest in measurement.  I am active in a variety of projects within these areas, exploring issues related to the political economy of political development (distributive politics, clientelism, democratization), digital politics, and legislative politics in the European Parliament.  You can learn more about my projects using the research projects sidebar which features links to paper manuscripts and conference papers.

Papers from my projects appear in British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political StudiesJournal of Politics, Political Analysis, Political Science Research and Methods, and Studies in Comparative International Development while data and replication files from my publications are available separately on Dataverse.  At TTU, I teach Ph.D and undergraduate level political science classes in my fields of interest.