BRIAN K. MIN
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Faculty Fellow, Energy Institute
University of Michigan
7634 Haven Hall
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Brian Min studies the political economy of development with an emphasis on distributive politics, public goods provision, and energy politics. His current research uses satellite imagery of nighttime lights and other geo-coded data to show how the distribution of electricity is shaped by electoral politics across the developing world. His dissertation on the subject received APSA's 2011 Gabriel Almond Award. He has conducted research in India, West Africa, and across Inuit lands in the Canadian Arctic.
He has also conducted research on ethnic politics and conflict, including the collection of a large new dataset (with Lars-Erik Cederman and Andreas Wimmer) on Ethnic Power Relations (EPR) in all countries of the world from 1946–2005.
“Electoral Cycles in Electricity Losses in India” (with Miriam Golden). Energy Policy. 65:619–625. 2014.
“Detection of Rural Electrification in Africa using DMSP-OLS Night Lights Imagery” (with Kwawu Mensan Gaba, Ousmane Fall Sarr, Alassane Agalassou). International Journal of Remote Sensing 34(22):8118–8141. 2013.
“Distributive Politics Around the World” (with Miriam Golden). Annual Review of Political Science 16:73–99. 2013.
“Why Do Ethnic Groups Rebel? New Data and Analysis” (with Lars-Erik Cederman and Andreas Wimmer). World Politics 62(1):87–119. 2010.
“Ethnic Politics and Armed Conflict: A Configurational Analysis” (with Andreas Wimmer and Lars-Erik Cederman). American Sociological Review 74(2):316–337. 2009.
Online appendix with coding rules for the Ethnic Power Relations (EPR) dataset and additional tables.
“Baghdad Nights: Evaluating the US Military Surge Using Night Light Signatures” (with John Agnew, Thomas W. Gillespie, and Jorge Gonzalez). Environment and Planning A 40(10): 2285–2295. 2008.
“From Empire to Nation-State: Explaining War in the Modern World, 1816–2001.” (with Andreas Wimmer). American Sociological Review 71(6):867–897. 2006.
Winner, 2007 Best
Paper Award, Political Sociology Section, American Sociological Association.