I write and teach about the politics of corruption, autocracy, and economic development usually with a focus on Russia and Eurasia.  I am working on a book on voter mobilization under autocracy and just finished a manuscript on contemporary Russian politics. 

After three years as department chair, in 2019-20 I'll be a visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York. 


For CV, click here


For op-eds, click here and here

Recent papers explore:

public opinion toward economic sanctions in Russia

voter intimidation and vote buying; 

the veracity of public opinion polling in Russia 

the impact of post-election protest on trust in government.



Timothy Frye


Marshall D. Shulman Professsor

Department of Political Science

Harriman Institute

Columbia University

Editor, Post-Soviet Affairs

Co-Director, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. 


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