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Jennifer Bussell -- Explaining Corruption: Electoral Competition and Varieties of Rent-Seeking in India

Friday, March 2, 2012

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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"Explaining Corruption: Electoral Competition and Varieties of Rent-Seeking in India," with Jennifer Bussell, University of Texas, Austin.

Dr. Jennifer Bussell is an Assistant Professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin. Her research focuses on the comparative politics and political economy of development and governance, with an emphasis on understanding the effects of formal and informal institutions—such as federalism, coalition politics, and corruption—on policy outcomes. She has conducted detailed research on information technology and governance, based on fieldwork in 17 Indian states, as well as in South Africa and Brazil. Prior to joining the LBJ School, Dr. Bussell received her PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Asian Democracy at the University of Louisville.

Co-sponsored by the Wat­son Insti­tute for International Studies at Brown Uni­ver­sity, the Weath­er­head Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Affairs at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity and the MIT Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Studies.

Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.