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Israel Marques II
A Virginia native, Israel Marques is currently a graduate student in the M.A./Ph.D. program at Columbia University and a research fellow at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics in Russia. His dissertation explores public opinion with respect to welfare state policies in developing countries. What sorts of social policies do individuals want and how do they want them to be provided? Do individuals want the state to take the lead in providing social policies or do they prefer employer-based systems? How does variation in institutional quality across countries alter popular demand for welfare state structures? Answers to these questions allow us to understand who supports the welfare state and is an important piece in understanding the trajectory of welfare state formation and reform across time.
In addition to his work on the welfare state, Israel also participates in two projects at ICSID. The first investigates when and how businesses in the Russian Federation choose to lobby the government in order to pass new laws or modify old ones throughout the Russian Federation. The second project examines the link between electoral strategies, on the one hand, and the distribution of federal money to the regions, on the other, across time in Russia.
Prior to joining Columbia's M.A./Ph.D. program, Israel graduated with honors from Dartmouth College in 2007 with a dual degree in Government and History modified.
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