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Pia Raffler is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Harvard University. She studies the politics of development, focusing on governance, bureaucracy, and electoral politics in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular emphasis on Uganda. Her research focuses on political oversight of bureaucrats and implications for public service provision on the one hand, and electoral behavior on the other. She works closely with government agencies to understand impediments to accountable representation, often through large-scale field experiments. Prior to joining Harvard, she spent a year at the Niehaus Center and the Center for Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University. She holds a PhD from Yale University.

Position: Assistant Professor of Government

Institution / Affiliation : Harvard