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Evan is Professor of Political Science and the Total Chair in Contemporary Africa at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he conducts research and teaches in the field of comparative politics. His research is concerned with understanding the causes and consequences of ethnic conflict, and the determinants of good governance and policy-making in low- and middle-income countries. He also writes and teaches on political methodology, including concept analysis and measurement, and strategies for multi-method causal inference. His research projects have included studies of the politics of state-building, taxation, policy responses to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and tobacco control, policy preference formation, ethnic violence, multi-level/polycentric governance, and the relationship between information and public accountability. Evan serves on the board of directors of the Southern African Legal Services Foundation and the international advisory board of the African School of Economics.


Institution / Affiliation : Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Geographical Region: Africa
Methodology: Experimental Design
Policy: Conflict and Violence, Ethnic Politics, Governance