Michael Albertus

Michael Albertus, PhD

  • CDDRL Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2012


Michael Albertus is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. His research examines democracy and dictatorship, inequality and redistribution, property rights, and civil conflict. His most recent book, Property Without Rights: Origins and Consequences of the Property Rights Gap, published by Cambridge University Press in 2021, examines why governments that implement land reform programs only rarely grant property rights to land beneficiaries and how that impacts development and inclusion. Albertus' work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Development Economics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, International Studies Quarterly, World Development, and elsewhere.


Conference Memos
January 2023

Shadows of the Authoritarian Past

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Working Papers
June 2017

Authoritarian Survival and Poverty Traps: Land Reform in Mexico

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CDDRL's research community expands

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