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Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) Spring 2020 Regional Meeting

Conference   |  past event  |  Apr 24 2020

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 Amanda Robinson (Ohio State University), Amma Panin (World Bank), Brian Dillon (Cornell), Daniel Posner (UCLA), and Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley). We are collaborating with Kim Dionne from UC Riverside to host a special virtual WGAPE meeting Friday April 24- Saturday April 25, 2020.

This meeting will include discussions on both research designs and papers in progress, as in previous years, and a short panel discussing learning and teaching during a pandemic.

Agenda

Friday, April 24: Conference Day 1

Jess Rudder, UC Davis: “Expanding Business Networks to Overcome Supply-Chain Frictions: The Impact of a Phonebook Application on Small Businesses in Tanzania”

Oliver Kim, UC Berkeley: “Political Favoritism and Electrification in Kenya”

Thorsten Rogall, University of British Columbia: “Female Empowerment after Genocide”

Daniel de Kadt, UC Merced: “Electoral accountability and state violence: The political legacy of the Marikana massacre”

Constantine Manda, Yale University: “A Radio Drama’s Effects on Attitudes Toward Early and Forced Marriage: Results from a Field Experiment in Rural Tanzania”

Saturday, April 25: Conference Day 2

Laura Meinzen-Dick, UC Davis: “Decentralization and Elections in Burkina Faso”

Andrew Marshall, Georgetown University: “Pre-Analysis Plan: Languages of National Politics in Kenya and Tanzania”

Marie Christelle Mabeu, University of Ottawa: “Colonial Origins and Fertility: Can the Market Overcome History?”

Noah Nathan, University of Michigan: “Colonial Invention, Intra-Ethnic Inequality, and the Modern Political Elite”

 

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