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Economics and Political Economy of Africa

April 28, 2016

World Bank Photo Collection. "Ebola survivors Mariatu and her daughter Adam". Photo © Dominic Chavez

Hosted by the Institute for International Economic Policy at George Washington University, this conference brings together scholars to discuss important new research on the political economy and economics of sub-Saharan Africa. Faculty presenters include Richard Akresh, Jenny Aker, Evan Lieberman, Edward Miguel, Ameet Morjaria, Nathan Nunn, Rebecca Thornton, and Leonard Wantchekon.

Conference organizers:

Remi Jedwab, ESIA and Dept of Economics at GWU

Eric Kramon, ESIA And Dept of Political Science at GWU

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE)

April 29, 2016

World Bank Photo Collection. Unused farm stall on the road between Clanwilliam and Citrusdal. 2007. Photo: © John Hogg/World Bank

The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) brings together faculty and advanced graduate students in Economics and Political Science who combine field research experience in Africa with training in political economy methods. It is co-led by Daniel Posner (Department of Political Science, UCLA), Edward Miguel (Department of Economics, UC Berkeley), and Brian Dillon (Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington). Thanks to the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) Unit at the World Bank and the Department of Political Science, the Institute for International Economic Policy, and the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, WGAPE will be able to provide funding for travel, accommodation, and related expenses to accepted WGAPE participants.

Conference organizers:

Brian Dillon, UW

Remi Jedwab, GWU

Eric Kramon, GWU

Edward Miguel, UC-Berkeley

Daniel Posner, UCLA

Bilal Siddiqui, The World Bank

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