Jan 22, 2018  –  Jan 25, 2018  | 

Social Science Research Methods Training at 2018 WGAPE International Meeting

BITSS is co-sponsoring a 4-day research methods training to precede the international meeting of the Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE). The training will be held January 22-25, 2018 at New York University-Abu Dhabi.

WGAPE, an international forum for academic researchers who combine deep field research experience in Africa with training in political economy methods, meets semi-annually to discuss the work-in-progress of its regular members and invited guests.

This year, WGAPE invites applications for African scholars to attend both the WGAPE meeting and a special training session led by Evidence in Government in Politics (EGAP), cosponsored by BITSS. The four-day training will focus on cutting-edge research methods for social sciences in developing countries.

This opportunity is limited to graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty working in political economy who either:

  1. currently hold a faculty or research position at an African institution,
  2. received or are actively pursuing a graduate degree at an African institution, or
  3. received an undergraduate degree from an African institution and are currently in graduate school elsewhere.

Applications can be submitted here until Sunday, October 15, 2017.

The WGAPE International Meeting will be held January 26-28, 2018 at New York University-Abu Dhabi

WGAPE Meeting Call for Papers:
WGAPE invites papers and research designs to be presented during the international meeting in Abu Dhabi. Paper/research design submissions must reflect WGAPE’s broad research agenda on core issues within the political economy of African development, including ethnic politics, civil conflict and violence, decentralization and democratization, corruption, local governance, public economics, and related topics. Please feel free to submit early-stage works! Experimental research with field data will be given priority. Graduate students, junior faculty, and developing country researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. See archive of papers discussed at past WGAPE meetings here.

Successful applicants for both paper/research design submissions and the training session will be notified by November 6th, 2017. WGAPE will cover the cost of economy travel, accommodation and related expenses.

Please reach out to Alex Dobyan at wgapeworkshop@gmail.com with any questions.