CONSTANTINE MANDA

PhD candidate


Constantine Manda is a member of NIERA and currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Yale University where he studies comparative politics and the political economy of development with a focus on Africa and uses experimental and quasi-experimental methods.
He has worked or consulted with the World Bank, Tanzania’s Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT), Tanzania’s Economic and Social Research Foundation (SERF), Twaweza, and REPOA.
He teaches or has taught impact evaluation and development economics at the University of Dar es Salaam, Strathmore Business School (Nairobi), and the African School of Economics (Abomey-Calavi).
Constantine is an inaugural Center for Effect Global Action (CEGA) EASST Visiting Fellow (Fall 2012) at the University of California, Berkeley working with Oxfam Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics Ted Miguel.
Constantine has served or continues to serve on boards including the Research and Development Advisory Committee on Basic Science at Tanzania's Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and the Advisory Group on Impact Evaluation at the Africa Centre for Evidence, University of Johannesburg.
His work has also been funded by the Hewlett Foundation, Yale University's MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and CEGA. He is published at the Quarterly Journal of Economics and is a multiple contributor on the Washington Post's MonkeyCage Blog. He is also a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.
Constantine has MPhil and MA degrees in Political Science (Yale University), a Master of Public Policy degree (University of Chicago) and a Bachelor's degree in Economics (Xavier University).