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MAHBUB UL HAQ DISTINGUISHED LECTURE 2021

State Capture and the Breakdown of Democratic Institutions

Speaker:Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton)
Moderator:Shandana Khan Mohmand (IDS and MHRC) and Ali Cheema (LUMS, MHRC and IDEAS)

Professor Wantchekon examines the mechanisms of state capture in low income countries and discusses how these mechanisms contribute to the breakdown of democratic institutions. Leonard Wantchekon is a Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and the President and Founder of the African School of Economics. His research interests include political economy, economic history and development economics. A scholar with diverse interests, he has made substantive and methodological contributions to the literatures on clientelism and state capture, resource curse and democratization.