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Columbia University and WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Prof. Humphreys

Prof. Macartan Humphreys

Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

Macartan Humphreys is director of the research unit Institutions and Political Inequality at the WZB and a professor of Political Science at Columbia University. His research combines experimental approaches, survey research and formal theory to study the political economy of development, governance, and conflict processes. Ongoing field experiments focus on political accountability in Congo and Uganda. Macartan has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and has authored or coauthored books on ethnic politics, natural resource politics, and game theory. He sits on the editorial board of the American Political Science Review and PSRM. He is a founding member of the Experiments in Governance and Politics network and former President of the APSA Experiments section. He holds a B.A. in history and political science from Trinity College Dublin (1994), an M.Phil. in economics from Oxford (2000), and an A.M. and Ph.D. in government from Harvard University (1998, 2003).