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Jennifer is the Gruber Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research seeks to understand the foundations of democratic politics in economically developing states. In particular she is interested in the effects of diverse formal and informal institutional constraints—such as federalism, coalition politics, and corruption—on the behavior of politicians in electorally competitive environments. Her regional focus is South Asia, and she also conducted fieldwork in Africa and Latin America. Her most recent book is entitled Corruption and Reform in India: Public Services in the Digital Age.


Institution / Affiliation : University of California Berkeley

Geographical Region: Asia, South America
Methodology: Experimental Design, Field Experiments
Policy: Corruption, Development