Aditya Dasgupta

Welcome! I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Merced. I was previously a postdoc at Stanford University and completed my PhD at Harvard University.

My research is in comparative politics, with a focus on political and economic development, especially: (i) democratization; (ii) technological change; and (iii) weak bureaucratic/ state capacity. Much of my work is on rural India, including my book project on the disruptive political consequences of the green revolution.

My articles appear in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Economic History, and International Organization and have received awards from the APSA Comparative Democratization and Science, Technology and Environmental Politics sections. Here is a link to my CV. Thanks for visiting!

Contact Info
Office: COB2-310
University of California, Merced
School of Social Science, Humanities, and Arts
5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343, USA
adasgupta3 [at]