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Anne Meng

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Politics
Office location and address
S284 Gibson Hall
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
M.A. in Economics, University of California, Berkeley

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia.

My research centers broadly on political institutions in dictatorships and authoritarian durability, using game theory and statistical methods. In particular, I examine party building in autocratic regimes with the goal of understanding why we see variation in the institutional capacity of ruling organizations.

PLCP 4500: Special Topics in Comparative Politics
Credits: 3
Intensive analysis of selected issues and concepts in comparative government. Prerequisite: One course in PLCP or instructor permission.
PLCP 5993: Selected Problems in Comparative Politics
Credits: 1–3
Independent study, under faculty supervision, for intensive research on a specific topic. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PLAD 7045: Game Theory: Applications and Experiments
Credits: 3
Game theory is the analytic study of strategic interactions among individuals, firms, governments, or other groups of people. This course demonstrates the usefulness of this powerful analytic approach, through numerous real-world and scholarly applications and through an examination of lab experiments built upon game theoretic modeling techniques. Cross-listed with PPOL 7045.