Past Event

Pakistan Hub webinar series

State Capture and the Breakdown of Democratic Institutions

17 June 2021 13:30–14:45

The Pakistan Hub, a partnership with the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre (MHRC) at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, is co-hosting the Mahbub ul Haq Distinguished Lecture series.

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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) 


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Ali Cheema

LUMS and IDEAS, Pakistan



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