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Ross Harvey

Ross Harvey is a senior researcher in our Governance of Africa's Resources Programme.

Ross graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2005 with a Bachelor of Commerce in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, followed by an Honours and MPhil in Public Policy. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics at UCT. His research uses game theoretic analysis to explain why Angola and Nigeria diverge institutionally and display different political economy manifestations of the resource curse. From 2010-2011, he lectured in Political Economy at UCT’s Political Studies Department. During 2012, Ross worked as a researcher in Parliament. Since June 2013, he has been a senior researcher with SAIIA’s Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme (GARP) in Cape Town. Ross hopes that his research will shape the institutional elements – norms, beliefs and rules – that motivate policymaker behaviour in a direction that benefits ordinary Africans.

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