About Michael Touchton
Dr. Michael Touchton received his Ph.D. in Political Science from The University of Colorado in 2009, and joined the faculty of the Department of Political Science at Boise State University in 2011. For his dissertation titled "Institutions, Ideology and Credible Commitment: The Rule of Law in Comparative Perspective", he investigated the institutional, historical, and socioeconomic determinants of the rule of law through comparative statistical analysis of 120 countries between 1996-2004. Dr. Touchton's central research interests include: the political economy of credible commitment, investment and development in a comparative setting, and the relationship between states and markets in Latin America.
|2011||Assistant Professor, Boise State University ‐ Department of Political Science|
Comparative Politics and Latin American Politics
Honors and Awards
- 2006 - Center for Advancement of Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences Collaborative Research Grant, University of Colorado - Dissertation Fieldwork Support
- 2006 - Beverly Sears Graduate Research Grant - Dissertation Fieldwork Support
Campaigning for Capital: Fair Elections and Foreign Investment in Comparative ...
International Interactions: Empirical and Theoretical Research in International Relations (2016)
This paper addresses the question of what explains capital inflows. In so doing, it makes several contributions to the literature ...
Participation and the Poor: Social Accountability Institutions and Poverty Reduction ...
Conference Papers - Southern Political Science Association (2016)
Democracy, according to a large body of research, contributes to human development by improving citizens' lives (Prezeworkski et al. 2000; ...
Flipping the Classroom and Student Performance in Advanced Statistics: Evidence ...
Journal of Political Science Education (2015)
I administer a quasi-experiment using undergraduate political science majors in statistics classes to evaluate whether “flipping the classroom” (the treatment) ...