Nancy Hite-Rubin

Assistant Professor of Political Economy

  • PhD, Yale University
  • LLM, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • BA, University of Texas, Austin


Nancy Hite-Rubin is Assistant Professor of Political Economy. She received her PhD in Political Science at Yale University in 2012. On a Fulbright Scholarship, she earned an LL.M in Law and Economics at the University of Hamburg, Germany. She also holds a B.A. in Economics (with distinction) from the University of Texas, Austin. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of comparative political economy and international relations. She focuses mostly on comparative politics in developing and transitional countries and is keenly interested in the relationship between informal markets, access to state institutions, clientelism, and political psychology. Her book manuscript, Economic Modernization and the Disruption of Patronage Politics: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines, employs qualitative, field experimental, and quantitative research methodology to investigate how marginalized people respond to economic development.

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