Eric C.C. Chang

Eric C.C. Chang
  • Associate Professor
  • Comparative Politics, Research Methods
  • Department of Political Science
  • 313 S. Kedzie Hall
  • 368 Farm Lane
  • East Lansing MI 48824
  • 517-432-2047


Eric C.C. Chang


Eric C.C. Chang is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. He came to MSU in the year of 2003 after receiving his Ph.D. from UCLA. He studies comparative political economy, political institutions, political corruption, and democratization in both developed and developing democracies. His research makes use of formal theory and quantitative methodology to analyze substantive political and economic phenomena. His article, “Electoral Systems, District Magnitude and Corruption,” (co-authored with Miriam Golden) won the 2008 Lawrence Longley Award given by the American Political Science Association’s Organized Section in Representation and Electoral Systems, and his other publications have appeared in The Journal of Politics, The British Journal of Political Science, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, and The European Journal of Political Research. He teaches graduate courses on political methodology, political economy of parties and elections, comparative political institutions, and undergraduate courses on Asian politics.


  • Chang, Eric, Mark Kayser, Drew Linzer, and Ronald Rogowski. Forthcoming.  Electoral Systems and the Balance of Consumer-Producer Power. Cambridge University Press.
  • Chang, Eric, and Miriam Golden. Forthcoming. “Sources of Corruption in Authoritarian Regimes.” Social Science Quarterly.
  • Chang, Eric, Miriam Golden, and Seth J. Hill. Forthcoming. “Legislative Malfeasance and Political Accountability.”  World Politics.
  • Chang, Eric. 2008 “Electoral Incentives and Budgetary Spending: Rethinking the Role of Political Institutions.” Journal of Politics 70 (4): 1086-97.
  • Chang, Eric, and Yun-han Chu. 2008. “Quality of Political Choice and Popular Orientation toward Democracy.” In Democratization in Taiwan: Challenges in Transformation, eds. Philip Paolino and James Meernik. Ashgate Press, 105-20.
  • Chang, Eric, Mark Kayser, and Ronald Rogowski. 2008. “Electoral Systems and Real Prices: Panel Evidence for the OECD Countries, 1970-2000.” British Journal of Political Science 38 (4): 739-751. Also profiled in Democracy and Society 2 (1): 3-4.
  • Chang, Eric, and Miriam Golden. 2007. “Electoral Systems, District Magnitude and Corruption.” British Journal of Political Science 37 (1): 115-37.
  • Bratton, Michael, and Eric Chang. 2006. “State Building and Democratization in Africa: Forwards, Backwards or Together?”Comparative Political Studies, 39 (9): 1059-1083.
  • Chang, Eric, with Yun-han Chu. 2006. “Corruption and Trust: Exceptionalism in Asian Democracies?” Journal of Politics 68 (2): 259-71.
  • Chang, Eric. 2005. “Electoral Incentives for Political Corruption under Open-List Proportional Representation.” Journal of Politics 67 (3): 716-30.