R. Michael Alvarez


I’m a professor of Political Science at Caltech.  My research and teaching focuses on elections, voting behavior, and election technologies.  I’ve had the good fortune to study elections throughout the world, and to be involved in a number of research projects in the United States and abroad.

Here you will find links to my recent research, books, blogs, major research projects, and to other professional activities.

And from time to time I’ll add some new content, this is a work in progress.


Welcome to my site

Professor of Political Science, Caltech

Co-Director, Caltech/MIT VTP

Co-Editor, Political Analysis