Paula Ganga

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester

Paula Ganga is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rochester. She earned her PhD in government at Georgetown University, studying comparative politics, political economy, and political methodology. Her research focuses on the politics of privatization and nationalization cycles in Eastern Europe and Latin America. She has an MA in Russian and East European studies from Georgetown University and an MSc in global governance and diplomacy from the University of Oxford where she was a Chevening scholar. Her broader research interests examine the relationship between political institutions and economic processes and her previous work has dealt with the politics of tied aid in the developing world, comparing corruption practices in Russia and China, and examining the effects of the resource curse on institutional development across Eurasia.  Paula was a Mercatus Center Adam Smith fellow during the 2017-2018 academic year.