About the Department

Nahomi Ichino

Nahomi Ichino

Associate Professor of Government

On Leave Spring 2014Nahomi Ichino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and formerly an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. She is a faculty associate of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences, and the Center for Geographic Analysis, and a member of the Standing Committee on African Studies at Harvard University.Professor Ichino’s research interests include the development and organization of political parties and electoral politics in Africa, with a particular focus on electoral fraud and the use and impact of violence in elections in Ghana. She also works on methodology for causal inference in comparative politics. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, and British Journal of Political Science.  She is a member of EGAP (Experiments in Governance and Politics) and her current research in Ghana is supported by NSF grant SES-0752986. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and her B.A. from Yale University.  Please see personal website (link on the right) for publications, working papers, and data. 

Email Address


Web Site




Office Locations

1737 Cambridge Street, CGIS Knafel Building 206, Cambridge, MA 02138

Office Hours

None for Spring 2014


Gov 2105: Comparative Politics Field Seminar (grad) Gov 2227: Politics and Economics of Africa (grad) Gov 2010: Design for Political Inquiry (grad) Gov 1197: Political Economy of Africa (undergrad lecture) Gov 1111: Democratic and Authoritarian Institutions:  How Regimes Work (undergrad lecture) Gov 90bg: Parties and Elections in Developing Countries (undergrad seminar) Gov 98ni: Topics in African Politics (undergrad seminar, spring 2012)


Print Friendly and PDF