David Dow studies development, governance, and armed conflict. His research focuses on the politics of post-conflict reconstruction and its consequences for public goods and security provision. He has also consulted for a DFID project on post-reconstruction in DRC and Amnesty International on the response of regional human rights organizations to conflict in Africa.
Kate Vyborny is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Economics at Duke University. Her research interests include how interventions by government and donors interact with local social and political context; public service delivery in developing countries; urban policies, particularly public transportation and land use; and women’s empowerment.
Jeremy is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the DevLab@Duke and the Department of Political Science. His research uses spatial data and field experiments to study the political economy of development and the influence of non-profit organizations on politics and governance in Africa. His work has received support from the National Science Foundation and an anonymous private foundation, among others.
Joan C. Timoneda
Joan C. Timoneda is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the DevLab@Duke and the Department of Political Science at Duke University. His work focuses the comparative political economy of regime change, with particular interest in transitions within authoritarianism and democratic backsliding. His methods research interests include text analysis, network analysis using big relational data and statistical models for panel/TSCS data.