Grigore Pop-Eleches studies the politics of economic reforms and democratic transitions in the developing world, particularly in the ex-communist countries and Latin America. His topics include the interaction between external conditionality and domestic political constraints, as well as the emergence of populist political parties in the two regions. His work on post-communist political parties and elections has been published in East European Politics and Society and the Journal of Democracy. He has recently finished a dissertation entitled: "Refracting Conditionality: IMF Programs and Domestic Politics During the Post-Communist Transition."
Ph.D. Stanford University