Rob Salmond

Research Faculty


Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science


Ph.D. 2007 University of California, Los Angeles (Political Science)


Rob Salmond’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Rob Salmond’s Personal Website

Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4271, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States

Phone: 734–936–2774
Fax: 734–764–3341

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Rob Salmond studies the comparative effects of democratic political institutions. His current work focuses on how different methods for holding the executive to account /between/ elections affect citizen engagement with the political process. He looks particularly at differences in Question Time institutions across post-industrial democracies, finding that more spontaneous and rambunctious Question Time institutions lead to increased citizen engagement with politics. He also explores the downstream effects of this finding in terms of policy outcomes and bureaucratic delegation. Rob also has research interests in the study of politics in his native New Zealand and in the wider South Pacific region, in comparative political economy, and in comparative public opinion.

Selected publications. Please also see Rob Salmond’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)...

Salmond, R., Weekday-Only Polling and Partisan Support Levels: Evidence from New Zealand. Australian and New Zeland Journal of Statistics, 2009. 51(1): p. 63-76.

Rosenbluth, F., R. Salmond, and M.F. Thies, Welfare Works: Explaining Female Legislative Representation. Politics & Gender, 2006. 2(02): p. 165-192.

Salmond, R., Proportional Representation and Female Parliamentarians. Legislative studies quarterly, 2006. 31: p. 175-204.