Visited: Spring, 2017
Michael Mbate is currently a PhD candidate in International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK. He holds a MSc in Economics from the Paris School of Economics, France, and a BSc in Economics and Statistics from Egerton University, Kenya. Mbate's research interest falls mainly on the application of quasi-experimental techniques to shed light on the political economy of development and public sector management in developing countries. His current research project is "Electoral Competition and Public Spending in Co-ethnic Voting Societies: Evidence from Spatial Effects in Kenya."