PEPES Seminar via Zoom - Apr 29th
- Voters from different walks of life placing ballots in election box
Raul SÁNCHEZ DE LA SIERRA is Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. He is a research fellow at the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), the International Growth Centre (IGC), the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL), the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and a distinguished fellow at the CESifo. He co-founded Marakuja Kivu Research, focused on collecting data in weak state areas while providing career enhancing opportunities to young Congolese individuals and ex-combatants. Prior to joining Harris, he was Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley, in the political economy focused BPP group at the Haas School of Business.
Raul SÁNCHEZ DE LA SIERRA’s research focus areas include development economics, political economy, and conflict. He conducts most of his research in areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the central state is especially weak. There, he looks at the organisation of society, the economics and psychology of armed groups, the emergence of state functions, and the economics of organised corruption working closely with these actors, while also gathering detailed data for statistical analysis.
Raul SÁNCHEZ DE LA SIERRA will present a paper, joint with Gauthier MARCHAIS, Christian MASTAKI MUGARUKA, and David QIHANG WU, at the next PEPES Seminar via Zoom on the theme:
Date: Thursday, April 29th - 2:30 PM