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Valeriya Mechkova

Deputy chief analyst

Valeriya Mechkova
Deputy chief analyst
valeriya.mechkova@gu.se

Room number: C330
Postal Address: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg


Department of Political Science (More Information)
Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
www.pol.gu.se
stats@pol.gu.se

Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Valeriya Mechkova

Presentation

PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, within the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project since the autumn of 2016.

In my dissertation I focus on how governement accountability affects human development outcomes such as education and healthcare. I also study the gender aspects of accountability as well as clientelism as a specific type of accountability strategy.

I am part of the project FASDEM - Failing and Successful Sequences of Democratization. The project develops a set of novel analytical approaches and methods adapted from modeling in evolutionary biology to study democratization history. The goal is to explore transition sequences, and do so with regards to long chains of sequential relationships between many factors. I am interested in studying whether there are generalizable sequences of building accountable governments, as well as in the study of democracy and human development as recursive processes.

I am also working part-time with the policy and outreach program of the V-Dem Institute. In particular, I am leading the work of the V-Dem input to the Post-2015 development agenda and measurement of Sustainable Development Goal 16. I am also conducting capacity building trainings in developing countries, and writing policy analyses.

Previously I worked as V-Dem’s analyst and data operations manager, starting from May 2013 until August 2016.

Areas of interest

Democracy and human development; Accountability building; sequence analysis.

Education and training

Master’s degree in International Administration and Global Governance, University of Gothenburg, 2014.

Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, 2012.
 

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2017

2015

Does Democracy or Good Governance Enhance Health? New Empirical Evidence 1900-2012
Yi-Ting Wang, Valeriya Mechkova, Frida Andersson
Göteborgs universitet. V-Dem Institute, Working paper 2015
Working paper

When and Where Do Elections Matter? A Global Test of the Democratization by Elections Hypothesis, 1900-2012
Amanda B. Edgell, Valeriya Mechkova, David Altman, Michael Bernhard, Staffan I Lindberg
Göteborgs universitet. V-Dem Institute, Working paper 2015
Working paper

2013

Burma: A Country Report Based on Data 1900-2012
Aung A. Hlling, Julio Teehankee, Yi-Ting Wang, Valeriya Mechkova, Vlad Ciobanu et al.
Göteborgs universitet. V-Dem Institute, Report 2013
Report

Georgia: A Country Report Based on Data 1900-2012
Staffan I Lindberg, Medet Tuilegenov, Valeriya Mechkova, Eitan Tzelgov
Göteborgs universitet. V-Dem Institute, Report 2013
Report

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