CAPERS (The Contemporary African Political Economy Research Seminar) is a joint Columbia-NYU Working Group of scholars who study African Political Economy. The group meets twice a year to discuss new working papers. Our focus is on research involving the collection of original data and evidence to move the research agenda forward. The group is comprised of both faculty and graduate students. Researchers from other institutions can apply for a small travel grant to attend CAPERS meetings. 

More information about CAPERS:
  • The CAPERS guidelines are here.
  • CAPERS I: May 2009 at NYU (see here for details).
  • CAPERS II: Friday 6 November 2009 at Columbia University. See Agenda and Participant list.
  • CAPERS III: April 2010:  NYU
  • CAPERS IV: 29 October 2010: See Agenda and Papers.
  • CAPERS V: 30 April 2011, NYU.  Agenda and Papers