Nicholas Kuipers

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Presidential Young Professor at the National University of Singapore. My research concerns topics that span comparative politics, political economy, and public policy. I have a particular interest in the bureaucracy and a regional interest in Southeast Asia. My ongoing projects are especially focused on documenting the consequences of institutions that govern political and bureaucratic selection. 

My research has been supported by the Institute for International Studies, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Singapore Ministry of Education (AcRF), the Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG), and the Weiss Family Fund. I am also a non-resident research associate at the Center on the Politics of Development.

I received my PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. I was previously a predoctoral scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.  Before starting graduate school, I worked in Jakarta at Saiful Mujani Research & Consulting, a political consultancy specializing in public opinion surveys. Prior to that, I received a Fulbright grant to Indonesia.