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Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) Fall 2002 Meeting


The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE - pronounced "wah-gah-pay") 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. Since 2002, the group has met semi-annually to discuss the work-in-progress of its core members and invited guests. It is co-led by Daniel Posner (Department of Political Science, MIT) and Edward Miguel (Department of Economics, UC Berkeley).

Date and Time

Nov 27, 2002 12:00am — Nov 28, 2002 12:00am


University of California, Los Angeles


CCGR Working Group in African Political Economy

Meeting of 27-28 September 2002

Friday, 27 September

7:30pm   Dinner at the Brentwood Terrace Restaurant, on the top floor of the Holiday Inn (for those who arrive early enough to attend)

Saturday, 28 September

8:15am   Meet in hotel lobby

8:30   Hotel shuttle to UCLA (the shuttle will drop everyone at the Wyton St. entrance to UCLA; from there, it is a short walk to Bunche Hall.  We will meet in the Vice Provost’s conference room, 11377 Bunche Hall, on the 11th floor.)

8:45-9:15   Breakfast in conference room

9:15-10:15   Introductions

10:15-11:00   Pierre Englebert, “Research Note on Congo’s Nationalist Paradox

11:00-11:45   Clark Gibson, “Dictators with Empty Pockets: A Political Concessions Model of Africa’s Democratization”

11:45-12:00   Coffee break

12:00-12:45   Mary Kay Gugerty, “The Impact of Outside Funding on Community Organizations of the Disadvantaged

12:45-2:00   Lunch

2:00-2:45   Michael Kevane, “Why Study Gender Issues in the Economies of Sub-Saharan Africa?

2:45-3:30   Ted Miguel, “Tribe or Nation? Nation-Building and Public Goods in Kenya versus Tanzania

3:30-3:45   Coffee break

3:45-4:30   Daniel Posner, “Ethnic Identity, Collective Action, and Conflict: An Experimental Approach

4:30-5:15   Smita Singh, “Multiparty Competition, Founding Elections and Political Business Cycles in Africa

5:15-5:45   Planning for next meetings

5:45   Departures for airport for those leaving on early flights

6:30   Dinner for those staying and/or driving (VIP Harbor Seafood Restaurant, 11701 Wilshire Boulevard)