Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Jeff Colgan

Is Democracy Eroding? (written by Jeff Colgan)

March 24, 2016 Political Violence at a Glance

Jeff Colgan in Political Violence at a Glance, "In the 1990s, Venezuela was an established democracy with entrenched civil rights and a well-functioning rule of law. For decades, its government had a president, a bicameral Congress, and a Supreme Court."


How OPEC Lost Its Bite (written by Jeff Colgan)

December 3, 2015 Foreign Affairs

Jeff Colgan in Foreign Affairs, "An analysis of OPEC’s behavior since 1982, which is when it first placed formal production quotas on member countries, reveals that OPEC’s allocation rules did not result in any meaningful constraints on its members’ rate of oil production."


From West Texas to the World (written by Jeff Colgan)

October 29, 2015 Foreign Affairs

Jeff Colgan in Foreign Affairs, "Like Clinton, thoughtful environmentalists will see the export ban as a bargaining chip. On its own, its environmental value is low. True, the ban discourages U.S. oil production, but its repeal would be partially offset by production decreases elsewhere in the world, making the net effect fairly minor."