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Matthew M. Taylor Associate Professor School of International Service

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SIS - School of International Service
SIS - 350
Office Hours: Tuesday 3:00-5:00pm or by appointment
Ph.D., M.P.P., Georgetown University; B.A., Princeton University

Professor Taylor's research and teaching interests include political risk, state capacity, crime and corruption, and Latin American political economy. He has lived and worked extensively in Brazil, both as a faculty member at the University of São Paulo, and as a founding partner of the Tendências consulting firm in São Paulo. Taylor is the author or co-editor of Judging Policy: Courts and Policy Reform in Democratic Brazil (2008), Corruption and Democracy in Brazil: The Struggle for Accountability (2011), Brazil on the Global Stage: Power, Ideas, and the Liberal International Order (2015), and Decadent Developmentalism: The Political Economy of Democratic Brazil (2020). In 2015, Taylor was a fellow in the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. From 2016 to 2017, he was adjunct senior fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Spring 2020

  • SIS-750 Res/Prof Meth in Int'l Affairs: Political Risk Analysis

Fall 2020

  • SIS-750 Res/Prof Meth in Int'l Affairs: Political Risk Analysis

  • SISU-106 First Year Seminar: Game Changers