José Antonio Cheibub is professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is affiliated with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for Global Studies. His many publications include Presidentialism, Parliamentarism, and Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and the coauthored Democracy and Development: Political Institutions and Well-Being in the World, 1950–1990 (with Adam Przeworski, Michael E. Alvarez, and Fernando Limongi, Cambridge University Press, 2000), which won the American Political Science Association’s 2001 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award. He holds a PhD from University of Chicago.