Major Fields: Comparative Politics and Political Methodology
Minor Field: Political Economy
Dissertation: "Education Inequality: An Examination of the Political and Economic Factors Associated with Educational Disparities Around the World"
Defense date: November 9, 2016
I create an original measure of within-country education inequality and examine how modernization, globalization, and democratization are associated with within-country educational disparities. I also do an in-depth case study of education inequality in Mexico and consider disparities in quality of education.
Teaching interests: Political economy, economic development, comparative politics, research methods, public policy
Torpey-Saboe, Nichole. "Does NGO Presence Decrease Government Spending? A Look at Municipal Spending on Social Services in Brazil." World Development 74 (2015): 479-488.
Torpey-Saboe, Nichole, et al. "Benefit sharing among local resource users: the role of property rights." World Development 72 (2015): 408-418.
Torpey-Saboe, N. 2015. “Does NGO presence decrease government spending? A look at municipal spending on social services in Brazil.” World Development 74:479-488.
Torpey-Saboe, N. 2019. Measuring Education Inequality in Developing Countries. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Awards: Graduate Research Grant (3 time recipient),
CU Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Graduate fellowship, Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University
Teaching interests: Inequality, social policy, economic development, comparative politics