Noah Nathan

Research Faculty


Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Assistant Professor, LSA Political Science


PhD Government 2016 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


Noah Nathan’s Website & Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4249, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States

Phone: 734–936–3615
Fax: 734–764–3341

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Noah Nathan's research focuses on political behavior and the organization of political parties in new democracies in Africa. His current book project examines the electoral effects of urbanization in Africa, based on extensive field research in Ghana. Other work on voting behavior, ethnic politics, and intra-party competition in Africa has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and British Journal of Political Science. He has a PhD from Harvard's Department of Government.

Selected publications. Please also see Noah Nathan’s Website & Curriculum Vitae (CV)...

Noah Nathan, "Local Ethnic Geography, Expectations of Favoritism, and Voting in Urban Ghana," Forthcoming at Comparative Political Studies, 2016.

Noah Nathan, "Does Participation Reinforce Patronage? Policy Preferences, Turnout, and Class in Urban Ghana," Forthcoming at British Journal of Political Science, 2016

Ariel White, Noah Nathan, and Julie Faller, "What Do I Need to Vote? Bureaucratic Discretion and Information Provision by Local Election Offcials", American Political Science Review 109(1): 129-142, 2015

Nahomi Ichino and Noah Nathan, "Crossing the Line: Local Ethnic Geography and Voting in Ghana," American Political Science Review, 107(2): 344-61, 2013

Nahomi Ichino and Noah Nathan, "Do Primaries Improve Electoral Performance? Clientelism and Intra-Party Conflict in Ghana," American Journal of Political Science 57(3): 428-41, 2013