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Eric Kramon

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Phone: 202-994-7636


Current Research







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.