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First Name
Amanda
Last Name
Pinkston
Country
USA
University
Harvard University
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About Me

My research focuses on party politics, elections, foreign aid and the economy in sub-Saharan African. I have particular expertise in West Africa, having served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, and then conducting dissertation research in Ghana and Benin.

My work has shed light on: how campaign finance works in Ghana and Benin; the difficulties with developing tax capacity in developing countries; the causes of legislative weakness in Africa; and why structural economic problems (such as a weak private sector) cannot always be solved with institutional reforms (such as democratization and economic liberalization).

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Benin, Ghana, Togo

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