Tools for Causal Inference

MPP Syllabus (Winter 2017)

Political Economy of Development

MPP Syllabus (Fall 2016)

Introduction to Data Science using R

MPP Syllabus (Fall 2016)

New Course & Book on African Politics

David Laitin and I designed a new undergraduate course on African politics. We are converting these materials into a book to be published by Yale University Press.

Sample: Lecture 2

In this lecture, we draw upon a large number of datasets to describe African countries' attainment of economic development, democracy, and political order relative to the rest of the world. This lecture motivates our subsequent exploration of the literature in search of the best current answers for why African countries have fallen behind other regions in terms of income, health, public goods, and good governance.