Grigore Pop-Eleches

Guest Contributor

Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton

Grigore Pop-Eleches is a professor of politics and international affairs at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the Politics Department at Princeton University. He joined the Princeton faculty in 2003 after receiving his Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley and is co-director of the Princeton Workshop on Post-Communist Politics.

Prof. Pop-Eleches's main research interests are in comparative political behavior with a focus on authoritarian and post-authoritarian regimes (largely in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union). 

His first two books, From Economic Crisis to Reform: IMF Programs in Latin America and Eastern Europe (2009) and Communism's Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes (2017), jointly with Joshua A. Tucker, were published by Princeton University Press. His work has also appeared in numerous academic journals, including The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Democracy, Studies in Comparative International Development, and East European Politics and Societies.