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Martha Wilfahrt

When: Friday, April 28, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Buffett Institute Conference Room, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Y Thien Nguyen  

Group: Comparative-Historical Social Science Working Group

Co-Sponsor: Department of Political Science

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Martha Wilfahrt researches the political economy of development, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Martha is currently working on a book manuscript, based on her dissertation, which looks at historical legacies of pre-colonial statehood on the contemporary politics of public goods delivery in rural West Africa. Other ongoing work includes a project on the role of traditional authorities and informal institutions in the 2014-15 Ebola response as well as a series of papers on central-local fiscal transfers in decentralized Senegal. She is affiliated with the Buffett Institute and the Program in African Studies.

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