Milan Svolik is a professor of political science at Yale University. His research and teaching focus on comparative politics, political economy, and formal political theory.
He has authored and co-authored articles on the politics of authoritarian regimes and democratization in leading political science journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics.
His book, The Politics of Authoritarian Rule (Cambridge University Press, 2012), received the best book award from the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association. His latest research examines why ordinary people support politicians that undermine democracy.