Guy Grossman

Assistant Professor
225 Stiteler hall
Monday, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Guy is an Assistant Professor at the political science department at the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in comparative politics, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. In his work, he applies a variety of methods, including randomized control trials (RCTs), social network analysis and behavioral experiments to study political behavior and political economy of development. Before coming to Penn, Guy was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University and a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Development Strategies at Columbia University.

Research Interests: 
  • Comparative politics
  • Political economy of development
  • African politics
  • Governance institutions and public goods provision; IT and political accountability
  • Quantitative methods: Causal inference; field and lab-in-the-field experiments  
  • Political behavior (cooperation, generosity)
Selected Publications: 

2013. Grossman, Guy and Janet Lewis. “Administrative Unit Proliferation.” American Political Science Review (forthcoming)

2013. Grossman, Guy. “Do Selection Rules Affect Leader Responsiveness? Evidence from Rural Uganda” Quarterly Journal of Political Science (forthcoming)

2013. Grossman, Guy and Walker Hanlon. “Do better monitoring institutions increase leadership quality in community organizations? Evidence from Uganda.” American Journal of Political Science (forthcoming)

2013. Baldassarri, Delia and Guy Grossman. “The Effect of Group Attachment and Social Position on Prosocial Behavior: Evidence from Lab-in-the-Field Experiments.’’ PLoS ONE 8(3): e58750.

2012. Grossman, Guy and Delia Baldassarri. “The Impact of Elections on Cooperation: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-Field Experiment in Uganda,”American Journal of Political Science, 56(4) 964-985.

2011. Baldassarri, Delia and Guy Grossman. “Centralized Sanctioning and Legitimate Authority Promote Cooperation in Humans”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108(27): 11023–11027  

Other Affiliations: 

University of Pennsylvania
208 S. 37th Street, Room 217
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215
Phone: (215) 898-7641

Edward Mansfield Chair
Matthew Levendusky Graduate Chair
John Lapinski Undergraduate Chair