Thad Dunning is Robson Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley and directs the Center on the Politics of Development. He chaired the inaugural project of the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) group’s Metaketa Initiative, which aims to achieve greater cumulation of findings from experimental research on international development, political accountability, and related topics.
Jennifer Bussell is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Her book, "Clients and Constituents: Political Responsiveness in Patronage Democracies" (Oxford University Press), examines the provision of non-partisan, non-contingent constituency service by high-level elected officials in contexts thought to be dominated by clientelism and partisan bias.
Avidit Acharya is an associate professor of Political Science and an associate professor, by courtesy, in the Graduate School of Business.Acharya’s book Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics (coauthored with Matt Blackwell and Maya Sen) shows that contemporary differences in political attitudes across counties in the American South trace their origins in part to slavery’s prevalence more than 150 years ago.
Santosh Kumar is an Associate Professor of economics at the Department of Economics & International Business, College of Business Administration at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. He is an applied micro-economist with research and teaching focus on economic development and global health. His research aims to identify the interlinkages between maternal and child health, human capital, and economic performance.
Bhartendu Trivedi is a founder member of Morsel Research and Development Pvt Ltd, Dr Banwari Lal Sharma Gurukul, Abhigya Foundation and Abhigya Times (a weekly research newspaper).In over sixteen years of work experience, Bhartendu has led many research projects in Morsel India for Professors at various Universities such as Yale, Houston, Princeton, Harvard, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, etc. He worked with Nobel laureate Professor Abhijit V. Banerjee and Professor Rohini Pande as Program Manager in 2004-2008.Mr Trivedi served as Program Manager at Duke Global Health Institute from 2012 to 2015. Mr Trivedi started his career as Journalist and worked in Hindustan Times and Danik Jagaran as Senior Sub-editor from 2008 to 2012. He had completed his master’s from Lucknow University in 2003.