Professor Eric Kramon

Eric Kramon

Title:
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Faculty: Full-Time
Office:
Monroe 412
Address: Monroe Hall
2115 G St. NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone: 202-994-7636
Website:

Areas of Expertise

Political economy of development; democractic accountability; African politics; clientelism and vote buying; ethnic politics; distributive politics

Background

Professor Kramon's research focuses on barriers to accountability and good governance in developing democracies, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa.  His current book project examines the causes and consequences of vote buying during African elections.  Other projects investigate the role of election observation in promoting electoral quality; ethnicity and the politics of public goods provision; and the determinants of ethnic voting.

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2013

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Publications

Kramon, Eric, (2016) “Electoral Handouts as Information: Explaining Unmonitored Vote Buying,” World Politics 68(3).

Kramon, Eric and Posner, Daniel N. (2016), “Ethnic Favoritism in Education in Kenya,” Quarterly Journal of Political Science 11(1).

Kramon, Eric and Posner, Daniel N. (2013), “Who Benefits from Distributive Politics? How the Outcomes One Studies Affect the Answer One Gets,” Perspectives on Politics 11(2): 461-74.

Kramon, Eric (2013). “Vote Buying and Electoral Turnout in Kenya,” in Bratton, Michael ed. Voting and Democratic Representation in Africa. Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Kramon, Eric and Posner, Daniel N. (2011), “Kenya’s New Constitution,” Journal of Democracy 22 (April): 89-103.

Office Hours

Monday 1-3:00 pm

Classes Taught

PSC 8108. Craft of Political Inquiry

PSC 7379. Government and Politics of Africa

IAFF 2093. Africa: Problems and Prospects

PSC 2337. Development Politics

PSC 2381. Comparative Politics of Middle and Southern Africa