Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science
Ph.D. in Political Science, Stanford University
M.A. in Economics, Stanford University
A.B. in Political Science and German, Duke University
Areas of Interest:Conflict, Economic Development, Political Economy
Office Location:6341, Public Affairs
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Darin Christensen is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his Ph.D. in political science and M.A. in economics from Stanford University.
Darin studies political economy, focusing on institutions and policies that promote investment and mitigate social conflict in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. He has consulted on projects for The Asia Foundation, USAID, and The World Bank.
Darin is a co-founder of the Project on Resources and Governance (PRG) and an affiliate of several academic centers, including the California Center for Population Research, Center for Effective Global Action, Evidence in Governance and Politics, The Luskin Center for Innovation, and UCLA’s African Studies Center.