Oliver Vanden Eynde
Associate Professor, Paris School of Economics
Oliver Vanden Eynde is an associate professor at the Paris School of Economics and research fellow at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). He obtained his PhD at the London School of Economics in 2012, and joined the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University as a visiting research scholar in 2013-2014. He has worked on the human capital effects of military recruitment in colonial India, the economic drivers of India’s Maoist conflict, and influence of ethnic politics on the performance of Kenyan policemen. Current research projects explore the role of security forces the military and police in the development process, the public finance of law and order, and the political economy of infrastructure provision.
Recent work by Oliver Vanden Eynde
Strategic miscalculation during Afghanistan’s first security transition may have contributed to its current resurgence of violence
Historical data from Kenya show that when an ethnic group gains power, public servants of that group may be emboldened to misbehave
Political interference in government contract allocation when ruling power changes hands, combined with lack of accountability, leads to corruption