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I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Duke University, primarily focusing on public goods provision in the developing world. My research interests include political economy of development and economic history, with regional focus on Southeast Asia.

My dissertation explores the logic of public goods allocation to subnational units in post-colonial developing countries, with case studies from Cameroon and Indonesia. Specifically, I examine the interaction between economic geography and ethnic geography in driving the elites' decision-making with respect to the allocation of public goods and services. I graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Political Science.

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Department of Political Science

Duke University

140 Science Drive, 208 Gross Hall

Durham, NC 27708

so76@duke.edu