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Daniel Posner (Ph.D., Harvard, 1998) is the James S. Coleman Professor of International Development in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses onethnic politics, research design, distributive politics and the political economy of development in Africa. He has received several awards for his work, including the Luebbert Award for best book in Comparative Politics (2006 and 2010), the Heinz Eulau Award for the best article in the American Political Science Review (2008), the Michael Wallerstein Award for the best article in Political Economy (2008), the best book award from the African Politics Conference Group (2006), and the Sage Award for the best paper in Comparative Politics presented at the APSA annual meeting (2004). He is the co-founder of the Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE).


Institution / Affiliation : University of California Los Angeles
Previous Partner Organizations: USAID, Twaweza East Africa
Geographical Region: Africa
Methodology: Experimental Design, Field Experiments, Lab Experiments, Mixed Method
Policy: Development, Elections, Ethnic Politics, Governance