Visiting Professor: Jean-Paul Faguet

Jean-Paul Faguet

Visiting Professor, Fall 2008-09

Jean-Paul Faguet is a tenured Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Political Economy of Development, and program director for Development Management at the London School of Economics. His work lies at the frontier between economics and politics, blending quantitative and qualitative forms of evidence in an attempt to discover why some groups of people govern themselves well and others don’t. Specific fields of interest include political economy, public economics, comparative politics and development economics. Since 2001 he has been involved with Joseph Stiglitz’ Initiative for Policy Dialogue. Before coming to the LSE, he worked for the World Bank in La Paz, supervising Bolivia’s Social Investment Fund as well as projects in health, education, early childhood development and the environment. While at CLAS he will be working on a series of papers on local institutions and spatial patterns of violence in Colombia, and completing a book titled Governance from Below: Making Decentralization Work in Bolivia.

Fall 2012 Decentralization and Popular Democracy: Governance From Below in Bolivia
Spring 2009 Decentralization and Access to Social Services in Colombia
Fall 2008 Decentralization and Access to Social Services in Colombia
Fall 2008 Colombia: Seizing the Peace