Eric Kramon

photo: Eric Kramon
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
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Eric Kramon is an assistant professor of political science and international affairs.  He received his PhD in political science from UCLA in 2013, and was a pre- and post-doctoral fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.  Professor Kramon's research focuses on clientelism, ethnic politics, and electoral accountability in new democracies, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa.  His research has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the International Growth Centre, the Department for International Development (DfID), and the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) Metaketa initiative, and has been published by or is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, the British Journal of Political Science, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and Perspectives on Politics.




Kramon, Eric (2017). Money for Votes: The Causes and Consequences of Electoral Clientelism in Africa, New York: Cambridge University Press.

Ejdemyr, Simon, Kramon, Eric, and Robinson, Amanda (2017). "Segregation, Ethnic Favoritism, and the Strategic Targeting of Local Public Goods," Comparative Political Studies, Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1177/0010414017730079.

Kramon, Eric (2017). "Ethnic Group Institutions and Electoral Clientelism," Party Politics, Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1177/1354068817728212.

Asunka, Joseph, Brierley, Sarah, Golden, Miriam, Kramon, Eric, and Ofosu, George (2017). “Electoral Fraud or Violence: The Effect of Observers on Party Manipulation Strategies,” British Journal of Political Science, Advance online publication. doi:10.1017/S0007123416000491.

Kramon, Eric (2016), "Electoral Handouts as Information: Explaining Unmonitored Vote Buying," World Politics.

Kramon, Eric and Daniel N. Posner (2016), "Ethnic Favoritism in Education in Kenya," Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 11: 1-58.

Kramon, Eric and Daniel N. Posner (2013), “Who Benefits from Distributive Politics? How the Outcomes One Studies Affect the Answer One Gets,” Perspectives on Politics 11(2): 461-74. 

Kramon, Eric (2013). “Vote Buying and Electoral Turnout in Kenya,” in Bratton, Michael ed. Voting and Democratic Representation in Africa. Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Kramon, Eric and Daniel N. Posner (2011), “Kenya’s New Constitution,” Journal of Democracy 22 (April): 89-103.