Leonard Wantchekon

Principal Investigator - Nigeria CRT
Leonard Wantchekon

Leonard Wantchekon is a professor of politics and associated faculty in economics at Princeton University. He has research interests in the economics of education, clientelism and redistributive politics, the resource curse, and the long-term social impact of historical events. He is the author of numerous publications in leading academic journals, such as American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the American Political Science Review. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and founded the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy and the African School of Economics (ASE) in Benin in January 2004 and September 2014, respectively.

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