Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Thad Dunning -- Reservations, Party Competition, and Distribution in Indian Village Councils

Thursday, April 8, 2010

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Weatherhead Center at Harvard University, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

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"Reservations, Party Competition, and Distribution in Indian Village Councils," with Thad Dunning, Yale University.

Thad Dunning is Associate Professor of Political Science and a research fellow at Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies as well as the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. He studies comparative politics, political economy, and methodology. His book, Crude Democracy: Natural Resource Wealth and Political Regimes (2008, Cambridge University Press), contrasts the democratic and authoritarian effects of natural resource wealth. His current work on ethnic and other cleavages draws on field and natural experiments and qualitative fieldwork in Latin America, India, and Africa. Dunning has written on a range of methodological topics, including econometric corrections for selection effects and the use of natural experiments in the social sciences. His work has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Political Analysis, Studies in Comparative International Development, and other journals. He received a Ph.D. degree in political science and an M.A. degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley (2006). 

http://www.yale.edu/polisci/people/tdunning.html

Location: Weatherhead Center at Harvard University, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA.