John Echeverri-Gent

John Echeverri-Gent

Associate Professor, Department of Politics

PO Box 400787
Cabell Hall, 145
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4787 

Research Interests

My early research studied rural poverty programs in India and the United States to evaluate different strategies for implementing pro-poor policies in stratified societies. Upon completing this project, I examined the politics of economic reform in Russia, China, and India. This research led to a project that I call “Politics of Markets”. It investigates the ways in which politics affects the development of financial markets in India and other developing countries. In 2004, I was asked to chair a Task Force on Difference, Inequality, and Developing Societies for the American Political Science Association. As part of this project, I have put together a symposium entitled “New Approaches to the Politics of Inequality in Developing Countries” published in the journal PS: Political Science & Politics (October 2009) and an edited volume examining how inequality has affected economic development in different regions of the developing world.



  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Duke University
  • Master of Arts (MA), University of Chicago
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Chicago