African Political Economy Group


The LSE African Political Economy Group exists to provide research-focused interaction around issues of African politics, and to encourage engagement between the LSE and top international scholars in African politics. Our regular seminars are a forum for members to present working papers, and for a discussion of new research in the field. These seminars are open to all faculty, fellows, and PhD students working on issues of African politics, or related development or political economy issues. The group also jointly hosts the yearly UK Working Group on African Political Economy, which is an all-day conference for the discussion of ongoing research in African politics and political economy by UK scholars.

The directors of the African Political Economy Group are Dr. Ryan Jablonski and Professor Catherine Boone

Lent Term seminar schedule

9 February 2017
1-2pm | 32L. G.03
Clark Gibson, University of California, San Diego
Diversity, Agency, and Strategy: Explaining the Distribution of Public Services in South African Municipalities

10 March 2017
All day | Oxford University
Southern UK Working Group on African Political Economy

24 March 2017
5-6.30pm | CON 3.20
Ali Tripp, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title TBD