Hilary Appel, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise

Political Economy, Comparative Politics, East Europe, International Political Economy, Russia, Central Europe and German Reunification

Selected Research and Publications

  • Appel, Hilary, Tax Politics in Eastern Europe: Globalization, Regional Integration and the Democratic Compromise. University of Michigan Press, 2011.
  • Appel, Hilary and Mitchell Orenstein, "Ideas versus Resources: Explaining the Flat Tax and Pension Privatization Revolutions in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union,” Comparative Political Studies, Forthcoming [volume 46, February 2013]
  • Appel, Hilary,“Is it Putin or Is it Oil? Explaining Russia’s Fiscal Recovery,” Post-Soviet Affairs, volume 24, October-December 2008, pp. 301-323.
  • Appel, Hilary, “International Imperatives and Tax Reform: Lessons from Postcommunist Europe,” Comparative Politics, volume 39, October 2006, pp. 43-62.
  • Appel, Hilary, “The Ideological Determinants of Liberal Economic Reform: The Case of Privatization,” World Politics, volume 52, July 2000, pp. 520-549.

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, Research Grant, 2007-10.
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Kennan Institute Short-term Scholar, 2008.
  • Social Science Research Council, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2002-03.
  • Columbia University Harriman Institute, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002.
  • American Council of Learned Societies, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2001-02.

Hilary Appel, Ph.D.

Podlich Family Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow

Education: B.A., Williams College; M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Department: Government
Office Hours:
  Monday, 09:30AM - 11:30AM
Email: hilary.appel@cmc.edu
Phone: (909) 607-1491
Fax: (909) 621-8419
Address: Kravis Center 239
Curriculum Vitae: CV

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