Aditya Dasgupta

Welcome! I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Merced. I received my PhD in political science from Harvard University. My research is on comparative political and economic development / history. I work on three main topics: (i) technological change; (ii) democratization; (iii) and state capacity. Much of my work is on rural India, including my book project on how technological change in agriculture transformed politics in the developing world.

I am building a lab on the Political Economy of Agriculture and Rural Societies (PEARS) which specializes in projects using natural experiments, geospatial methods and machine learning, often applied to historical data (some pictures). My research has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Economic History, and International Organization and received multiple awards from the American Political Science Association. Here is a link to my CV. Thanks for visiting!

Contact Info

Office: COB2-310

Mail: University of California, Merced

School of Social Science, Humanities, and Arts

5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343, USA

Email: adasgupta3 [at] ucmerced.edu

Phone: +1 (240) 893 0993