Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University

Professor Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Princeton, New Jersey lwantche@Princeton.EDU

Sign up for (very occasional) emails from Expertise Finder about new colleges, universities, and features.

Bio/Research

Professor Wantchekon uses his background in Economics to analytically address social science questions related to his numerous academic interests. He is broadly focused on Political and Economic development, particularly in Africa and his specific interests include topics such democratization, cl...

Click to Expand >>

Bio/Research

Professor Wantchekon uses his background in Economics to analytically address social science questions related to his numerous academic interests. He is broadly focused on Political and Economic development, particularly in Africa and his specific interests include topics such democratization, clientelism and redistributive politics, resource curse, and long-term social impact of historical events. He is the author of numerous publications in leading academic journals, including “The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa” (with Nathan Nunn), forthcoming in the American Economic Review; “The Paradox of “Warlord” Democracy: A Theoretical Investigation,” in the American Political Science Review (2004); Clientelism and Voting Behavior: A Field Experiment in Benin, World Politics (2003) as well as “Electoral Competition under the Threat of Political Unrest” (with Matthew Ellman) in the Quarterly Journal of Economics (2000).

Click to Shrink <<