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Irfan is the Hamid bin Khalifa Al Thani Professor of Indian Politics at Georgetown and Director of the Georgetown India Initiative. He has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He studies the political economy of democratic politics in the developing world, with particular emphasis on economic development and institution building in post-conflict situations, and the politics of public good provision under globalization. He has published two books: Elections in Hard Times: Building Stronger Democracies in the 21st Century (2016; with T.E. FLores) and Coalition Politics and Economic Development: Credibility and the Strength of Weak Governments (2011).


Institution / Affiliation : Georgetown University

Geographical Region: Asia, Middle East, North America
Methodology: Experimental Design, Statistics, Survey Methodology
Policy: Conflict and Violence, Development, Elections