Guy Grossman

Assistant Professor
225 Stiteler hall
Office Hours: Tuesdays 4-5PM

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 and Middle East politics
  • Political behavior
  • Causal inference methods
Selected Publications: 

2015. Grossman, Guy, Devorah Manekin and Dan Miodownik. “The Political Legacies Of Combat: Attitudes Towards War And Peace Among Israeli Ex-Combatants.” International Organization, (forthcoming)

2014. Grossman, Guy, Macartan Humphreys and Gabriella Sacramone-Lutz. “`I wld like u WMP to extend electricity 2 our village:’ On Information Technology and Interest Articulation.” American Political Science Review, 108(3): 688-705. 

2014.  Grossman, Guy and Janet I. Lewis. “Administrative Unit Proliferation.” American Political Science Review, 108(1):  196-207.

2014.   Grossman, Guy. “Do Selection Rules Affect Leader Responsiveness? Evidence from Rural Uganda.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 9(1): 1-44.

2014.  Grossman, Guy and Walker Hanlon. “Do better monitoring institutions increase leadership quality in community organizations? Evidence from Uganda.” American Journal of Political Science, 58 (3): 669–686.

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

Anne Norton Chair
Matthew Levendusky Graduate Chair
Marc Meredith Undergraduate Chair