Visiting

Visiting

My research is focused upon the political economy of African development.  I am particularly concerned with understanding the relationships among social and political institutions, individual behavior, and the economic consequences of these interactions for individuals and society.  My early research involved a case study of one African society, the Orma; that work was much influenced by the New Institutional Economics.  I have also spent a decade working with a large team of anthropologists and economists running economic experiments in small-scale societies all around the world.  In my most recent work I am studying corruption in the aid business through the lens of a large World Bank development project in East Africa.  Trained as an economic anthropologist, I generally combine qualitative and quantitative methods, with a political economist’s attention to strategic behavior.

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