Maria Nagawa

Maria Josephine Nagawa is a PhD candidate in the Political Economy subfield who studies dynamics of state capacity, bureaucracy and development. Her current research explores the effects of aid on the incentives of bureaucrats in aid-recipient countries. Her additional research interests include the role of traditional leaders in political participation and in public service provision in the African context. Maria blends quantitative and qualitative methods in her work, including survey experiments.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Development
  • Governance