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PDRI-DevLab Spring 2023 Seminar Series: Erik Wibbels

The Penn Development Research Initiative – DevLab@Penn (PDRI-DevLab) is hosting a Spring 2023 Seminar Series featuring PDRI-DevLab staff and affiliates.

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Erik Wibbels

Erik Wibbels is the Presidential Penn Compact Professor of Political Science, the founder of DevLab@Penn and member of Penn’s Development Research Initiative. His research focuses on development, redistribution and political geography and has been published by Cambridge University Press and top journals. Current major projects include research on the human impact of US deportations of Central Americans; the Machine Learning for Peace project, a big data approach to measuring and forecasting dynamics in civil society at high frequency; two impact evaluations on local governance projects in Cambodia; and an initiative with the World Bank to understand the impact of refugees on communities around the world.