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Valeriya Mechkova

Undersökningsledare, bitr

Valeriya Mechkova
Undersökningsledare, bitr
031-786 3291

Rumsnummer: B432
Postadress: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Besöksadress: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

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Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
Besöksadress: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

Om Valeriya Mechkova



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 government accountability and political representation affect human development outcomes such as economic growth, infant and maternal mortality. I am particularly interested in the representation of minority groups and female's political representation.

In terms of technical skills, I specialize in time-series cross-sectional data analysis.

I am co-PI of the Digital Society Project (DSP), which aims to answer some of the most important questions surrounding interactions between the internet and politics. I also work part-time with the policy and outreach program of the V-Dem Institute. I am team leader on long-term consultancy project commissioned by USAID, which re-visits the issues of democracy, governance, and human rights, through producing research papers, country and regional analyses. I am also leading the work of the V-Dem input to the Post-2015 development agenda and measurement of Sustainable Development Goal 16. I have worked as consultant for the World Bank, Community of Democracies, and International IDEA.

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; Political representation; TSCS analysis.


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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Does Democracy Enhance Health? New Empirical Evidence 1900–2012
Yi-Ting Wang, Valeriya Mechkova, Frida Andersson
Political research quarterly, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2019
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

Introducing the Digital Society Project
Valeriya Mechkova, Steven Wilson, Daniel Pemstein, Brigitte Zimmerman
Working paper 2019
Working paper

The Accountability Sequence: from De-Jure to De-Facto Constraints on Governments
Valeriya Mechkova, Anna Lührmann, Staffan I. Lindberg
Studies in Comparative International Development, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2019
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift


State of the world 2017: autocratization and exclusion?
Anna Lührmann, Valeriya Mechkova, Sirianne Dahlum, Laura Maxwell, Moa Olin et al.
Democratization, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2018
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

When and where do elections matter? A global test of the democratization by elections hypothesis, 1900–2010
A. B. Edgell, Valeriya Mechkova, D. Altman, M. Bernhard, Staffan I Lindberg
Democratization, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2018
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift


How much democratic backsliding?
Valeriya Mechkova, Anna Lührmann, Staffan I Lindberg
Journal of Democracy, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2017
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

Democracy at Dusk?
Anna Lührmann, Staffan I. Lindberg, Valeriya Mechkova, Moa Olin, Francesco Piccinelli Casagrande et al.
Rapport 2017

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