Development Economics

    We are invested in identifying the complex global interactions that influence poverty and development with a focus on strategies that have proven successful in promoting equitable growth, promoting capabilities, and reducing poverty.

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    Legislators Never Bowl Alone: Big Money, Mass Media, and the Polarization of Congress

    This is a small paper on a big subject: the polarization of American politics since the mid-1970s. In its early stages this process bore more than a passing resemblance to the opening scenes of a Grade B disaster movie: With almost everyone’s attention focused elsewhere, a series of tiny, seemingly insignificant departures from long standing routines took place. Read more

    Governance in Africa

    A combination of leeway within the government and constitutional immunity during incumbency enables office holders to abuse their budget at will, which in turn creates a crisis of growth in Africa, relative to other parts of the world. Watch the video