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Nicolas van de Walle

Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government

White Hall, Room 206


Nicolas van de Walle (PhD. Princeton University, 1990) has been a professor in the department since 2004. His primary field is comparative politics. His teaching and research focuses on the political economy of development, with a special focus on Africa; on democratization, and on the politics of economic reform.


  • Government

Graduate Fields

  • Africana Studies
  • Government
  • Public Affairs


  • comparative politics
  • political economy of development
  • democratization
  • politics of economic reform
  • African political and economic processe
  • International Political Economy
  • The effectiveness of foreign aid.