WGAPE calls for paper

2022 Annual Meeting in session

The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) is inviting interested scholars to submit papers for presentation at its annual meeting to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from June 22-23, 2023. The group seeks to bring together advanced graduate students and faculty members in economics and political science who have field research experience in Africa and training in political economy methods.

The WGAPE meeting provides a platform for scholars to present their research and exchange ideas on the study of African political economy. Submissions are open to scholars from all universities and research institutions. Papers must be original works and not previously published or under review elsewhere. 

Submissions should reflect its 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.

Selected authors will be notified by May 15, 2023, and will be expected to present their papers at the WGAPE meeting in Nairobi. The review process will take into account the completeness of the submission, novelty, relevance to WGAPE's research agenda, quality of methodology, and feasibility of the proposed research study.

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation alongside WGAPE will provide funding for travel, accommodation, and related expenses for one author of each accepted paper. The deadline for submission of the papers is April 15, 2023.

The meeting will be co-led by Daniel Posner (Political Science, UCLA), Edward Miguel (Economics, UC Berkeley), Amanda Robinson (Political Science, Ohio State University), and Amma Panin (Economics, University of Louvain). The meeting is hosted by the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at UC Berkeley.

This year the meeting will be an excellent opportunity for researchers to present their work and engage with leading scholars in the field.


Article by Jedidah Mwangi