Tiberiu Dragu


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at New York University. I received my Ph.D. in 2009 from the Department of Political Science at Stanford University.

My primary areas of scholarly interest include the development of positive political theory and especially its application to the study of political institutions, elections and representation, political violence and repression.



Tiberiu Dragu. 2011. Is There a Trade-off Between Security and Liberty? Executive Bias, Privacy Protections, and Terrorism Prevention. American Political Science Review 105 (1): 64-78.

Tiberiu Dragu and Jonathan Rodden. 2011. Representation and Redistribution in Federations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108 (21): 8601-8604.

Tiberiu Dragu and Mattias Polborn. 2013. The Administrative Foundation of the Rule of Law. Journal of Politics  75 (4): 1038-1050.

Tiberiu Dragu, Xiaochen Fan and James Kuklinski. 2014. Designing Checks and Balances. Quarterly Journal of Political Science 9 (1): 45-86

Tiberiu Dragu and Mattias Polborn. 2014. The Rule of Law in the Fight against Terrorism. American Journal of Political Science 58 (2): 511-524

Tiberiu Dragu and Oliver Board. 2015. On Judicial Review in a Separation of Powers System. Political Science Research & Methods 3 (3): 473-492.

Tiberiu Dragu and Xiaochen Fan. 2016. An Agenda-Setting Theory of Electoral Competition. Journal of Politics 78 (4): 1170-1183.

Tiberiu Dragu. 2017. The Moral Hazard of Terrorism Prevention. Journal of Politics 79 (1): 223-236.

Tiberiu Dragu and Michael Laver. 2017. Legislative Coalitions with Incomplete Information. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (11): 2876-2880.

Tiberiu Dragu. On Repression and its Effectiveness. Journal of Theoretical Politics, forthcoming.