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Deadline Extended: University of California Berkeley Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) 2020 Call for Papers

The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) brings together faculty and advanced graduate students in Economics and Political Science who combine field research experience in Africa with training in political economy methods.

Application Deadline: 1st June, 2020 11:59 pm U.S. Pacific Time

About the Award: The group has met semi-annually to discuss the
in-progress work of its core members and invited guests since 2002. It is co-led by Daniel Posner (UCLA), Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley), Brian Dillon (Cornell), Amanda Robinson (Ohio State University), and Amma Panin (World Bank). This annual meeting has been moved virtual (online over Zoom) in July 2020

Type: Call for Papers

Eligibility: We invite paper and research design submissions that reflect WGAPE’s broad research agenda on the political economy of African development, including ethnic politics, civil conflict and violence, decentralization and democratization, corruption, local governance, public economics, and other related topics. Submissions outside of these areas are very unlikely to be selected regardless of their quality. WGAPE commonly, but not exclusively, selects submissions with a strong focus on fieldwork and quantitative analysis. Graduate students and junior faculty are
particularly encouraged to apply.
WGAPE particularly encourages submissions from applicants who teach, study or have completed a degree at an African university.

We invite submissions of papers or research designs. Early-stage papers and research designs will be prioritized for inclusion. Highly polished papers are unlikely to be selected. These submissions should describe a fully planned research study on topics relevant to WGAPE, as listed above. A suggested format for these submissions is the Pre-Analysis Plan (please find a template here). It is not necessary to reformat your Pre-Analysis Plan to fit the linked template, but a strong Pre-Analysis Plan will include the elements listed in the template.

To be Taken at (Country): Online

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: With assistance from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, WGAPE will provide funding for Africa-based scholars who need to purchase data and/or airtime to participate in this virtual meeting.

Duration of Award: WGAPE Meeting: July 22-24, 2020

How to Apply: To submit your materials, please submit to the form at the following URL by 11:59pm PT
on June 1, 2020: https://cega.submittable.com/submit/162397/2020-request-for-papers-wgapeannual-virtual-meeting


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