Delgerjargal Uvsh

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: Comparative Politics



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Research Interests:

Political economy, sources of changes in political institutions, democratization, natural resource dependence, quantitative and qualitative methods, Post-Soviet politics, and Mongolian politics


Delgerjargal’s broad research agenda focuses on political economy of institutional changes and natural resource dependence. Her dissertation, “Reversal of the Resource Curse? Negative Revenue Shocks and Development in Russia and Beyond,” develops a theory on when and how a decline in natural resource revenue incentivizes political elites to support private business activities and investment and reverse “the resource curse.”

Delgerjargal received her M.A. degree from University of Notre Dame and B.A. degree from American University in Bulgaria.


“Correlates of Forest Cover Change in European Russia, 1989-2012.” 2020. Land Use Policy 96. Lead author (with Scott Gehlbach, Volker Radeloff, Peter Potapov, Catalina Munteanu, and Eugenia Bragina)

“Moments of Change? Negative Revenue Shocks and Political Regime Changes” Forthcoming in 2020. In Democratic Struggles in Challenging Times: Insights from Mongolia and Around the World, Christian Suter, Stephen Brown, Dolgion Aldar, and Tamir Chultemsuren eds. Photocraft LLC (World Society Foundation).