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 Uvsh is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her 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 Economic Development in Russian Regions,” develops a theory on when and how 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.


“Moments of Change? Negative Revenue Shocks and Political Regime Changes” Forthcoming. 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).

“Democracy’s Triumph and Crisis in Miniature: The Case of Mongolia” Forthcoming. In Democracy in Hard Places, Tarek Masoud and Scott Mainwaring eds. (with Steven Fish)

Under review:

“Correlates of Forest Cover Change in European Russia, 1989–2012.”

(with Scott Gehlbach, Volker Radeloff, Peter Potapov, Catalina Munteanu, and Eugenia Bragina).