Deals and Development
The Political Dynamics of Growth Episodes
Edited by Lant Pritchett, Kunal Sen, and Eric Werker
Lant Pritchett is Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a Senior Fellow of the Center for Global Development, and a senior fellow of BREAD. He has been part of the team producing many World Bank reports, including World Development Report 1994: Infrastructure for Development, and World Development Report 2004: Making Services Work for the Poor. In addition he has authored (alone or with one of his 22 co-authors) over 50 papers published in refereed journals, chapters in books, or as articles, as least some of which are sometimes cited. In 2017, he published Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action (co-authored with Matt Andrews and Michael Woolcock) with Oxford University Press.
Kunal Sen is Professor of Development Economics in the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, and Joint Research Director of the DFID-UK funded Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Research Centre. His current research is on the political economy of development. Kunal Sen's recent authored books are The Political Economy of India's Growth Episodes and Out of the Shadows? The Informal Sector in Post-Reform India. He has won the Sanjaya Lall Prize in 2006 and Dudley Seers Prize in 2003 for his publications.
Eric Werker is Associate Professor in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University and academic lead from SFU to the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute. He researches how less developed countries can build more thriving and inclusive private sectors, particularly when they are rich in natural resources, and how international actors can play a positive role in creating successful societies. In previous roles, Eric was on the faculty of Harvard Business School, ran the International Growth Centre Liberia program, and worked as a consulting economist at Conservation International and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
Charles Ackah- Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Economic Division, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana; External Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT), University of Nottingham, UK.
Pritish Behuria- Fellow, Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Badru Bukenya- Lecturer, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
Michael Danquah- Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.
George Domfe- Development Economist and Research Fellow, Centre for Social Policy Studies (CSPS), College of Humanities, University of Ghana.
Tom Goodfellow- Senior Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield; Fellow of the Sheffield Institute for International Development, Sheffield, UK.
Mirza M Hassan- Adjunct Fellow, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University, Bangladesh.
Sam Hickey- Professor of Politics and Development, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester; Joint Research Director, Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Research Centre, UK.
Sabyasachi Kar- Professor at the Institute of Economic Growth, India; Honorary Senior Research Fellow, The University of Manchester, UK.
Tim Kelsall- Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute, London; Honorary Research Fellow, University of Manchester, UK
Robert Darko Osei- Associate Professor, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.
Selim Raihan- Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Executive Director, South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM).
Jagadish Prasad Sahoo- PhD candidate, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
Jonathan Said, Country Manager of the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI), Liberia; Head of AGI's Private Sector Development Practice, Liberia.
Khwima Singini- Development Economist, Imani Consultants Limited, Malawi; Economic Consultant, Foster Lewis.
Matthew Tyce- PhD Candidate, The University of Manchester's Global Development Institute, Manchester, UK.