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Macartan Humphreys (Ph.D., Harvard, 2003) works on the political economy of development and formal political theory. Ongoing research focuses on civil wars, post-conflict development, ethnic politics, natural resource management, political authority and leadership, and democratic development with a current focus on the use of field experiments to study democratic decision-making in post-conflict and developing areas. He has conducted field research in Chad, Ghana, Haiti, Indonesia, Liberia, Mali, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Uganda, and elsewhere. Recent work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, World Politics, the Economic Journal, and elsewhere. He has authored or coauthored books on ethnic politics, natural resource management, and game theory and politics. A former Trudeau fellow and scholar of the Harvard Academy, he is a Professor of Political since at Columbia University. Humphreys was a founding member of EGAP and served as Executive Director from 2012 to 2015.


Phone: +1 212 854 7431
Institution / Affiliation : Columbia University
Previous Partner Organizations: DfID, International Rescue Committee, New York Commission on Human Rights, African Leadership Initiative
Geographical Region: Africa
Methodology: Experimental Design, Field Experiments, Mixed Method, Statistics, Survey Methodology
Policy: Conflict and Violence, Corruption, Development, Elections, Ethnic Politics