Leonard Wantchekon

Professor of Politics

Research Interests:  Political economy, comparative politics, development economics, experimental methods

Selected Publications

"Electoral Competition Under the Threat of Political Unrest" (with Matthew Ellman), Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2000.

"Clientelism and Voting Behavior: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Benin," World Politics, April 2003.

"The Paradox of "Warlord" Democracy: A Theoretical Investigation," American Political Science Review, 2004.

"The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa" (with Nathan Nunn). American Economic Review, forthcoming.