Research Interests
Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor, Political Science Department, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, 2016-
  • Lecturer, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) Program, Columbia University, 2015-2016
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Regional Political Economy, The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2014-2015
Ph.D. in Political Science, Yale (2014)
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford (2006)
M.S., B.S. Sharif University of Technology (2002,2001)
  1. [Under Review] Political Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
  2. [2016, Cambridge University Press] Leading from the Periphery & Network Collective Action Link
    • Winner of Best Book Award (2015-17) from American Political Science Association’s Political Networks Section
Papers Under Review
  1. Voting Together: Economic Adversity and Voter Turnout in Authoritarian Elections Link
  2. Participation Dilemma: The Logic of Voter Turnout in Authoritarian Elections Link
  3. Strategic Distribution in Multiparty Systems Evidence from AKP’s Kurdish Policy Link
  4. Why Parties (under Authoritarianism)? Radical Party Entry and Mobilization of New Voters
Papers in Preparation/Working Papers
  1. Navid Hassanpour and Daria Vakhrusheva, Economic Concerns or International Prestige? Determinants of Participation in the 2018 Russian Presidential Elections, Link
  2. Navid Hassanpour, Alexander Demin and Kirill Kazantsev, Redistribution and Democracy: Evidence from Privatization in the 1990s Russia
  3. Navid Hassanpour and Ekaterina Kologrivaya, Elite Competition or Redistributive Policy? The Logic of Chinese Anti-Corruption Campaign
  4. Navid Hassanpour, Ilya Filipov and Alexander Demin, Methods of Political Ideology Estimation Using Communicative Interactions Online
  5. Navid Hassanpour and Dominic Gohla, Logic of Radical Party Emergence: Evidence from Germany, Past and Present
  6. Navid Hassanpour and Ena Redzic, Public Goods Provision and Ethnic Diversity: Far Right Parties, Immigration and Welfare in Germany
Select Papers in Press
  • [Political Communication January 2014 – 31(1) ] “Media Disruption and Revolutionary Unrest: Evidence from Mubarak’s Quasi-Experiment” Link
    • Winner of International Communications Association’s Keith R. Sanders and Lynda Lee Kaid Best Political Communication Article of the Year Award (2015)
    • The New York Times Feature
  • [PS: Political Science & Politics April 2013 – 46(2)] “Tracking the Semantics of Politics: A Case for Online Data Research in Political Science” Link
Previous Drafts
  • A Quasi-Experimental Study of Contagion and Coordination in Urban Conflict: Evidence from The Syrian Civil War in Damascus Link
  • Hushed Dissent: Permanent Incumbency Advantage and Varieties of Online Political Dialogue under Competitive Authoritarianism Link
  • The Strategy of Perception in Third Party Interventions, Link
  • Transparency and Repression: An Explanation for the Democratic Civil Peace, Link
Current Teaching