Miriam A. Golden is Professor of Political Science at UCLA, a Faculty Affiliate at UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), and a Member of Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP). Her research concerns corruption, governance, and political malfeasance in developed and less developed nations. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation (2000-01), a Visiting Senior Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University (2011-12), and a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2014-15). Professor Golden received her undergraduate education at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of California at Berkeley, where she received a B.A. in Political Science. She was awarded the M.A. and Ph.D. by Cornell University. With economist Raymond Fisman, she is currently writing Political Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know for Oxford University Press. Professor Golden teaches graduate seminars on political corruption and on distributive politics.