Macartan N. Humphreys

Macartan Humphreys is a Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and director of the Institutions and Political Inequality unit at WZB Berlin. His ongoing research focuses on post-conflict development, ethnic politics, natural resource management, political authority and leadership, and democratic development with a current focus on the use of field experiments to study democratic decision-making in post-conflict and developing areas. He has conducted field research in Chad, Ghana, Haiti, Indonesia, Liberia, Mali, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Uganda, and elsewhere. His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Development Economics, Science, and elsewhere. He has authored or coauthored books on ethnic politics, natural resource management, and game theory and politics. He is a former Executive Director of the Experiments in Governance and Politics research network and a former Trudeau fellow and scholar of the Harvard Academy. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2003.

His CV and further information are available on his personal website.

CDEP projects:

Social Engineering in the Tropics: Case Study Evidence from East Congo