Alon Yakter

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Doctoral Student
Comparative Politics

  • Fields of Study
    • Comparative Politics
  • About

    Alon's research interests focus on comparative political economy, political institutions and ethnic politics. His current work revolve around the interrelations between redistributive policies and ethnic and social cleavages in divided societies. Prior to coming to Michigan, Alon completed his B.A. in political science, philosophy and economics and his M.A. (summa cum laude) in political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he also worked as a research and teaching assistant.

    Academic Awards
    • The Jacques Nass Award for Paper in Political Economy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2011
    • German Friends of the Hebrew University Scholarship for Distinguished Political Science Students, 2010
    Conference Presentations
    • "The PR(isoner) Dilemma: Incorporating Economic Approaches into Political Communication Research" (with Dror Walter), Annual Graduate Student Conference in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 2009
    • "Rethinking the Effects of Neoliberal Retrenchment and Deeply Divided Societies on Welfare States: The Politics of 'Loyalty Benefits' In Israel" (with Michael Shalev), MPSA Conference, April 2013 and CES Conference, June 2013


  • Education
    • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, B.A., Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics
      Hebrew University of Jerusalem, M.A. (Summa Cum Laude), Political Science