Abigail Barr is Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham. She is interested in the way informal institutions factor into individual economic choices and outcomes. Amongst her recent publications is, ‘Can we evaluate network brokerage initiatives using data that are by-products of the network brokering system?’
Amrita Dhillon is a professor at the University of Warwick and an Associate member of Nuffield College, Oxford. Her main research interests are in the informal enforcement of contracts, which she has explored in different applications- sovereign debt, the interaction between development and formal vs informal enforcement, the use of referrals in unkilled jobs etc. She works on the interaction between formal and informal institutions. In addition she is interested in issues of corruption in less developed countries and how status incentives affect the quality of governance.
Mikhail Drugov is Assistant Professor in Economics at the Univerisidad Carlo III de Madrid. He is interested in corruption, in particular, how the organization of bureaucracy affects corruption and which policies can be used to fight it. He is currently working on the impact of intermediation in corruption.
Alexander Kupatadze is political scientist with numerous years of experience in studying organized crime and corruption issues in post-Soviet Eurasia. He has held teaching and research positions at the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), Georgian Institute of Public Affairs in Tbilisi, OSCE academy of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and Elliott School of International Affairs of George Washington University, USA. Currently he is Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow based at Oxford university.
Jonathan Lusthaus obtained an MSc in Sociology from the University of Oxford in 2011. His dissertation focussed on how profit-driven cybercriminals collaborate, organise and govern themselves in the often anonymous environment of the internet. As well as continuing this research, Jonathan is currently working on what role traditional organised crime groups are playing in cybercrime. He also works in the fields of international security and religion and politics.
Kate Meagher is Lecturer in Development Studies at the LSE. Her research interests include rural development, informal institutions with a focus on non-state governance. The main regions she researches are Sub-Saharan Africa, West Africa, and Nigeria.
Danila Serra is Assistant Professor of Economics at Florida State University. Her main interest is in development and political economy issues, in particular identifying formal and informal institutions that may oppose corruption and sustain accountability and good governance. In her research papers she applies experimental methodologies to the study of corruption and accountability. She has also been involved in a number of World Bank projects as a short-term consultant.
Anja Shortland is Reader in Economics at Brunel University. She is interested in development economics, particularly the economics of conflict and the way economic interactions are structured by formal and informal governance. She is currently working on piracy and extra-legal governance in Somalia.
David Skarbek is Lecturer in Political Economy in the Department at King's College London. His research interest is to understand how people define and enforce property rights in the absence of strong, effective governments. His work has examined incarceration, gangs, and crime in the United States.