Wilson Center Projects
The Eastern Alternative. Russia as a Model for State-led Economic Development and Democratic Breakdown in Eastern Europe
As a comparative political economy scholar, Paula Ganga uses her knowledge of advanced statistical methodologies, seven languages, and travel to over 35 countries to examine the economic outcomes of political institutions, state-market interactions, the political actors driving the process and the inequalities between the winners and losers of this process. Dr. Ganga is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University after completing her Ph.D. at Georgetown University. She is currently working on a book manuscript dealing with the political determinants of switches between privatization and nationalization. Her research bears directly on how nations view the link between democracy and market capitalism, populism, rising illiberalism in recent political transitions and state capitalism.