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Thad Dunning is Robson Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley and directs the Center on the Politics of Development. His current work on ethnic and other cleavages draws on field and natural experiments and qualitative fieldwork in Latin America, India, and Africa. Dunning has written on a range of methodological topics, including causal inference, statistical analysis, and multi-method research; his book Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences: A Design-Based Approach, was co-winner of the Best Book Award of APSA’s Experimental Research Section. His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Political Analysis, Studies in Comparative International Development, and other journals. Dunning received a Ph.D. degree in political science and an M.A. degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley (2006). Before returning to Berkeley, he was Professor of Political Science at Yale University.


Institution / Affiliation : University of California Berkeley

Geographical Region: Asia, South America
Methodology: Experimental Design, Field Experiments, Mixed Method, Survey Methodology
Policy: Conflict and Violence, Corruption, Development, Elections, Ethnic Politics