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Professor Wantchekon examines the mechanisms of state capture in low income countries and discusses how these mechanisms contribute to the breakdown of democratic institutions. Leonard Wantchekon is a Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and the President and Founder of the African School of Economics. His research interests include political economy, economic history and development economics. A scholar with diverse interests, he has made substantive and methodological contributions to the literature on clientelism and state capture, resource curse and democratisation.
- Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University)
- Shandana Khan Mohmand (IDS) and Ali Cheema (LUMS, IDEAS, CERP)