Shami, Mahvish

Dr Mahvish Shami  


Position held

Experience keywords:

agrarian development; agrarian power relations; clientelism; collective action; community-based development; development economics; game theory; informal institution; informal networks; interlinked markets; land reforms; political development; political economy of development; spatial inequality

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Mahvish Shami has been a visiting research fellow at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, and worked as an external consultant for the World Bank. After completing her PhD she spent a year doing Post-Doctoral research at the Institute of Food and Resource Economics at Copenhagen University.

Her current research builds on her doctoral thesis by exploring the types of collective action projects peasants undertake in villages with varying levels of connectivity.

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Countries and regions to which research relates:

Pakistan; South Asia


Hindi [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Urdu [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

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+44 (0)20 7852 3639

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Shami, Mahvish (2017) Connectivity, clientelism and public provision British Journal of Political Science. 1-24. ISSN 0007-1234


Shami, Mahvish (2012) The impact of connectivity on market interlinkages: evidence from rural Punjab World Development, 40 (5). 999-1012. ISSN 0305-750X

Shami, Mahvish (2012) Collective action, clientelism, and connectivity American Political Science Review, 106 (3). 588-606. ISSN 0003-0554

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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship 2012-2015

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