Erik Wibbels

Robert O. Keohane Professor of Political Science (2016 - 2021)

Professor Wibbels studies comparative politics, with a specialty in comparative and international political economy. His research focuses on development, redistribution and political geography and has been published by Cambridge University Press, World Politics, International Organization, American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review and other journals. Currently, he is attempting to combine surveys and satellite imagery to identify slums in India and understand the conditions under which residents achieve formal recognition and successfully attract public services. He is also conducting an impact evaluation of a large, district-level governance program in Ghana. Since his arrival at Duke in 2007, he has proved popular with both undergraduates and graduate students in smaller and larger settings.