Papers Discussed at WGAPE Meetings
(Some of the links below are to subsequently revised and/or published
versions of the papers presented at WGAPE. Paper presenters marked with
an * were outside guests of WGAPE.)
9-10 December 2011, Stanford
Eric Kramon, "Why Do Politicians Buy Votes When the Ballot is Secret? Theory and Experimental Evidence from Kenya"
Edward Miguel, "Transportation Choices, Fatalism, and the Value of Life in Africa"
Nicholas Eubank, "Taxation, Political Accountability, and Foreign Aid: Lessons from Somaliland"
Ryan Jablonski, "Does Aid Target Votes? How Electoral Strategies Shape the Distribution of Aid"
Jonas Hjort, "Ethnic Divisions and Production in Firms"
Lisa Mueller, "Democratic Revolutionaries or Pocketbook Protestors? The Comparative Salience of Personal Rule and Famine in the Nigerien Uprisings of 2009-10"
Karen Ferree, "Getting Out the Vote Uganda Style: Social and Political Context and Turnout in an African Election"
Mark Rosenberg, "A Theory of Founding Party Dominance"
20-21 May 2011, UCSD
Claire Adida, "Gender and Generosity: Problems in Islamic Integration in France"
Mary Kay Gugerty, "Does Bike Distribution Improve Education and Livelihood Outomcs in Zambia? A Proposed Randomized Evaluation"
Eric Kramon and Daniel Posner, "Education for All? The Political Economy of Primary Education in Kenya"
Craig McIntosh, "Investing at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Experimental Evidence on Business Activity and Group Cohesion in Tanzania"
*Ameet Morjaria, "Electoral Competition and Deforestation: Micro Evidence from Kenya"
Lisa Mueller, "Development and the Tolerance for Inequality"
Amanda Robinson, "National Identification and Interpersonal Trust in Diverse Societies"
17-18 December 2010, UC Berkeley
*Katherine Casey, "Crossing Party Lines: The Effects of Information on Redistributive Politics"
Katherine Casey, Rachel Glennerster and Edward Miguel, "Experimental Evidence on External Aid and Community Institutions in Sierra Leone"
Lisa Mueller, "Protest Participation in Africa"
Isaias Chaves and James Robinson, "The Political Consequences of Civil Wars"
Willa Friedman, "Local Economic Conditions and Participation in the Rwandan Genocide"
Nicolai Lidow, "Rebel Governance and Civilian Abuse: Comparing Liberia's Rebels Using Satellite Data"
Melina Raquel Platas, "Africa's Health Tragedy? Ethinc Diversity and Health Outcomes"
30 April-1 May 2010, Pomona College
Claire Adida, "Mass Expulsions in Africa"
Nicole Bonoff and Brigitte Zimmerman, "Budget Management and Accountability: Evidence from
Kenyan Local Authorities"
Elizabeth Carlson, "Great Expectations: Ethnicity, Performance, and Ugandan Voters"
*Raphael Franck and Ilia Rainer, "Does the Leader's Ethnicity Matter? Ethnic Favoritism, Education
and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa "
Jessica Gottlieb, "Is Democracy Working? Determinants of Local Government Performance (Failure) in Mali"
Eric Kramon and Daniel Posner, "Who is favored? How the Outcomes One Studies
Affect the Answers One Gets"
James Long, "Electoral Fraud and the Erosion of Democratic Gains in Kenya"
Laura Weinstein, "The Politics of Government Expenditures in Tanzania: 1999-2007"
11-12 December 2009, UC Berkeley
Amanda Robinson, "National versus Ethnic Identity in Africa:
State, Group and Individual Level Correlates of National Identification"
Clark Gibson, "The Good Rains Effect on Politics"
Alexander Lee and Kenneth Schultz, "Comparing British and French Colonial
Legacies: A Discontinuity Analysis of Cameroon"
Danielle Jung and James Long, "Why Vote? Mobilization, Sanctioning and the African 'D' Term"
Jeremy Horowitz, "Ethnic Groups and Campaign Targeting in Kenya's 2007 Election"
Jonas Hjort, "Misallocation and the Optimal Organization of Production: Microevidence
from the 2008 Kenyan Political"
Claire Adida, David Laitin and Marie-Anne Valfort, "Integrating into Europe: Identifying a Muslim Effect"
Eric Kramon, "Vote Buying and Turnout in Kenya's 2002 Elections"
15-16 May 2009, UCLA
Pierre Englebert and Caryn Peiffer, "Vulnerability, Path
Dependence and Donor Leverage in African Democratic Experiments"
Sarah Baird and Craig McIntosh, "Targeting in a Community Driven
Development Program: Applications and Acceptance in Tanzania's TASAF"
Leo Arriola, "Ethnic Protest in Ethiopia: The Politics of
Mobilization and Policing in Oromia Region"
Sarah Knoesen, "The Politics of Distribution in South Africa"
Kim Dionne, "Local Demand for a Global Intervention: Policy Priorities
in the time of AIDS"
Rachel Glennerster, Ted Miguel and Alex Rothenberg, "Collective Action
in Diverse Sierra Leone Communities"
Tyson Roberts, "Liberalization, Resource Endowments and Private Capital
Flows in Sub-Saharan Africa"
5-6 December 2008, UC Berkeley
Clark Gibson, "What Explains the African Vote? Using Exit Poll Data from Kenya
to Explore Ethnicity and Government Performance in Vote Choice"
Mark Rosenberg, "A Bayesian Model of Single Party Dominance"
Nicholai Lidow, "A Model of Resources and Rebel Organization"
Edward Miguel, "Does Education Change Political Attitudes? Evidence
from a Kenyan School Experiment" [additional tables]
Jennifer Brass, "Why Do NGOs Go Where They Go? Evidence from Kenya"
Clair Null, "Warm Glow, Information and Inefficient Charitable Giving"
Lydia Lundgren, "Questioning Ethnic Politics in Sierra Leone"
16-17 May 2008, UCLA
Claire Adida, "Too Close for Comfort? Immigrant-Host Relations in sub-Saharan Africa"
Leonard Arriola, "A Theory of Opposition Coordination"
Jeremy Weinstein, "Policing Politicians: Citizen Empowerment and Political Accountability in Africa"
Edward Miguel, "Civil War"
Elizabeth Carlson, "The Relative Salience of Ethnicity and Candidate Quality to African
Voters: A Survey Experiment in Uganda"
John McCauley "Social Insurance in Times of Crisis: A Natural Experiment in Ghana"
Mary Kay Gugerty, "Collective Action and the Emergence of Private Governance Among NGOs: Evidence from Africa"
Elizabeth Carlson, Brian Min and Daniel Posner, "Using Satellite Imagery of Night Lights to Study Patronage
and Politics in Africa"
14-15 December 2007, Stanford
Sarah Knoesen, "Public Goods Provision in South Africa"
Pierre Englebert, "The Domestic Currency of International Sovereignty"
Jenny Aker, "Does Digital Divide or Provide? The Impact of Cell Phones on Grain Markets in Niger"
Craig McIntosh, "Using Donor-Driven Changes to Identify the Impact of Aid on African Governance"
Daniel Young, "Politics Without Positions: Party Loyalty and Voting Behavior in Malawi"
Karen Ferree, Clark Gibson, and Barak Hoffman, "Social Diversity and Duverger: Evidence from South African Elections"
Michael Kevane, "Rainfall in Darfur Prior to the Conflict of 2003"
Pam Jakiela, "How Fair Shares Compare: Evidence from Two Cultures"
20-21 April 2007, Stanford
Benn Eifert, "Infrastructure and Market Structure in Least Developed Countries"
Audrey Sacks and Margaret Levi, "Measuring Government Effectiveness and its Consequences for Social Welfare"
Leo Arriola, "The Political Economy of Opposition Coordination"
*Nathan Nunn, "The Long Term Effects of Africa's Slave Trades"
Barak Hoffman, "Assessing the Quality of Local Government in South Africa"
John McCauley and Daniel Posner, "African Borders as Sources of Natural Experiments"
Jeremy Horowitz, "The Uses and Abuses of Ethnic Divisions: Mobilization Strategies in Multi-Ethnic Democracies"
1-2 December 2006, UCLA
Clark Gibson and Barak Hoffman, "Ethnicity and Political Accountability in Africa"
Michael Kevane, "The Rhetoric of Anti-Intervention in Darfur"
Zachariah Mampilly, "Explaining Variation in the Provision of Services by Rebel Groups"
Edward Miguel, "Spring Cleaning: Results from a Randomized Evaluation of Source Water Quality Improvement"
Daniel Posner and Daniel Young, "The Institutionalization of Political Power in Africa"
Tyson Roberts, ""An International Political Economy Theory of Democratic Transition"
14-15 April 2006, UC Berkeley
John Bellows and Edward Miguel, "War and Local Institutions in Sierra Leone"
Jean Ensminger, "Designing Development: A Case Study in Failure and Corruption in Rural Africa"
Karen Ferree and Jeremy Horowitz, "Identity Voting and Malawi's Regional Census"
Pierre Englebert and Katharine Boyle, "The Primacy of Politics in Separatist Dynamics"
James Long and Jeremy Horowitz, "Democratic Survival in Multi-Ethnic Countries"
Craig McIntosh, "The Relationship Between Health Care Provision and AIDS Prevalence in Sub-Saharan Africa"
Daniel Posner, "African Borders as Sources of Natural Experiments"
Peter York, "Chieftaincy as Rival Governance in Ghana"
14-15 October 2005, Santa Clara University
Clark Gibson and Barak Hoffman, "Fiscal
Governance and Public Services: Evidence from Tanzania and Zambia"
Peter York, "Chieftaincy as Rival Governance"
Michael Kevane, "The Cost of Getting Books Read in
Rural Africa: Estimates from a Survey of Library Use in Burkina Faso"
Carl LeVan, "Memo on Coalition Bargaining and Power Sharing in
David Laitin, "Random Narratives to Complement
Statistical Findings in Regard to Civil War Onsets: Methodology and Nigeria"
Jeremy Weinstein, "Disentangling the Determinants
of Successful Demobilization and Reintegration"
Chris Blattman, "Survey of Soldiers in Northern Uganda"
Clark Gibson and Barak Hoffman, "Political
Accountability and Taxes: A Research Memo"
13-14 May 2005, UCLA
Melissa Gonzalez-Brenes, "Contracting on Fertility: A Model of Marriage
Don Rothchild, "Problems in Applying Executive Power Sharing to
Africa: The Impact of Sequencing on Political Consolidation"
*James Gibson, "Overcoming Land Injustices: An Experimental Investigation
into the Justice and Injustice of Land Squatting in South Africa"
Chris Blattman, "Commodities and Conflict: A Re-examination of the
Carl LeVan, "Dictators, Democrats, and
Political Coalitions: Government Performance in an African Country"
Nahomi Ichino, "Who Has Contact with Politicians?"
Clark Gibson, "Aid and Democracy in Africa"
Michael Kevane, "Nation-building, Multiculturalism, and Civil Conflict
in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Analysis of Imagery on Postage Stamps"
17-18 December 2004, Caltech
Pierre Englebert, "Should I Stay or Should I Go? Compliance and
Defiance to National Integration in Barotseland and Casamance"
*Robert Bates, "Probing the Sources of Political Order"
Daniel Posner, "The Implications of Constructivism for Studying
the Relationship Between Ethnic Diversity and Economic Growth"
Craig McIntosh, "Beliefs and Relief: The Impact of Political Uncertainty
on Small-Business Behavior in Uganda"
Edward Miguel, "Incentives to Learn"
Melissa Gonzalez-Brenes, "Domestic Violence and Household Decision-making:
Evidence from East Africa"
Catherine Duggan, "Do Different Coups have Different Implications
for Investment? Some Intuitions and a Test with a New Dataset"
Daniel Posner and Jeremy Weinstein, "Measuring 'Ethnic Technology':
A Draft Experimental Protocol"
4-5 June 2004, UCSD
Mary Kay Gugerty, "Collective Action and Representation in National NGO Umbrella Associations"
Susan Hyde, "Domestic Consequences of International Election Monitoring"
Craig McIntosh, "Beliefs and Relief: The Impact of Political Uncertainty
on Small Business Behavior in Uganda"
Daniel Posner, "Regime Change and Ethnic Cleavages in Africa"
*Leonard Wantchekon, "Ethnicity, Gender and the Demand for Public
Goods: Experimental Evidence from Benin"
Daniel Young, "Party Dominance in Africa's Multiparty Elections"
12-13 March 2004, Pomona College
Alicia Bannon, Edward Miguel, and Daniel Posner, "Sources of Ethnic
Identification in Africa"
*Michael Bratton, "Learning About Democracy in Africa: Awareness,
Performance, and Experience"
Karen Ferree, "Ethnicity and Electoral Volatility in Recent African
Clark Gibson and Barak Hoffman, "The Effects of Foreign Aid on Bureaucracies",
Kimuli Kasara, "Ethnic Geography, Democracy, and the Taxation of
Agriculture in Africa"
Michael Kevane, "Dim Delobson of Upper Volta"
5-6 December 2003, UCLA
Melissa Gonzalez-Brenes, "Domestic Violence, Bargaining and Fertility
in Rural Tanzania"
Pierre Englebert, "Let's Stick Together: Understanding Africa's
Nahomi Ichino, "'Tournament' Parties in Nigeria"
*Jennifer Widner, "Constitution Writing and Conflict Resolution
Daniel Young, "A Close-up of Voter Turnout: Survey Evidence from
2-3 May 2003, UCLA
*William Easterly, "Can Foreign Aid Buy Growth?"
Barak Hoffmann, "Development Despots: Foreign Aid, Domestic Politics,
and the Quality of Governance"
Edward Miguel, Shanker Satyanath, and Ernest Sergenti, "Economic
Shocks and Civil Conflict: An Instrumental Variables Approach"
Daniel Posner, "The Political Salience of Cultural Difference: Why
Chewas and Tumbukas are Allies in Zambia and Adversaries in Malawi"
31 January-1 February 2003, UCLA
Mary Kay Gugerty, "You Can't Save Alone: Testing Theories of Rotating
Savings and Credit Associations in Kenya"
Edward Miguel and Farhan Zaidi, "Do Politicians Reward their Supporters?
Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Ghana"
*Donald Rothchild, "Assessing Africa's Two-Phase Peace Implementation
Process: Power Sharing and Democratization"
Edward Miguel, "Poverty and Witch Killing"
27-28 September 2002, UCLA
Pierre Englebert, "Research Note on Congo's Nationalist Paradox"
Clark Gibson, "Dictators with Empty Pockets: A Political Concessions
Model of Africa's Democratization"
Mary Kay Gugerty, "The Impact of Outside Funding on Community Organizations
of the Disadvantaged"
Michael Kevane, "Why Study Gender Issues in the Economies of Sub-Saharan
Ted Miguel, "Tribe or Nation? Nation-Building and Public Goods in
Kenya versus Tanzania"
Daniel Posner, "Ethnic Identity, Collective Action, and Conflict:
An Experimental Approach"
Smita Singh, "Multiparty Competition, Founding Elections and Political
Business Cycles in Africa"