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PDRI-DevLab Fall 2023 Seminar Series: Leonard Wantchekon

PDRI-DevLab is hosting a Fall 2023 Seminar Series featuring its staff and affiliates.

Topic: Bureaucratic Deliberation and Performance: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Benin

Presenter: Leonard Wantchekon

This session will be a seminar-style presentation of 40 minutes followed by Q&A of 20 minutes.

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Leonard Wantchekon

Leonard Wantchekon is a Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, as well as Associated Faculty in Economics. A scholar with diverse interests, Wantchekon has made substantive and methodological contributions to the fields of Political Economy, Economic History and Development Economics, and has also contributed significantly to the literature on clientelism and state capture, resource curse and democratization. Wantchekon’s academic initiatives and research projects have been covered by major international media outlets such as Financial TimesNew York TimesLos Angeles Times, Jeune Afrique, BBC, Voice of America and Radio France International, among others.