Miriam Golden is Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Los Angeles. She is the author of three books, including the recently-published Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2017), co-authored with economist Ray Fisman. Golden has conducted extensive field research and original data collection in countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa on issues relating to corruption, political malfeasance, and electoral fraud. She uses modern social scientific methods to assemble and analyze data. Her research has been funded by the United States National Science Foundation, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, the International Growth Centre, and the governments of Canada and Quebec. Golden has been a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, is a member of Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP), and an affiliate of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA). She is currently working on a new research project on responsiveness by local politicians in Pakistan.