Miriam A. Golden is Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Los Angeles. She has diverse interests in the area of comparative political economy. Currently her major research project concerns corruption in rich and poor democracies, with particular attention to India as well as Italy. She has been a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, served as Chair of the American Political Science Association's Organized Section in Political Economy, and been a recipient of multiple grants from the National Science Foundation, the International Growth Centre, and the Governments of Quebec and Canada. Her article on "Electoral Systems, District Magnitude and Corruption" was awarded the Lawrence Longley Award for the best article in representation and election systems. She will be devoting her time at CSDP to a book-length manuscript on corruption in democratic countries, both rich and poor.