Sakae Gustafson

PhD candidate in Economic History and Development
Sakae Gustafson is a PhD candidate in Economic History and Development. She completed her undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Laws) and master’s degree (Master of Media and Governance) at Keio University, followed by a Master of Science degree in Empire, Colonialism and Globalisation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. A development specialist by training, she has worked for the World Bank. Her doctoral research illustrates documents changes and functions of land tenure regimes in African states in the colonial era and post-colonial eras to the current period, and investigates the relationship between land tenure, economic productivity and land disputes in African Economic History. She is conducting her work under the supervision of Professor Gareth Austin. Her research is funded by FASID (Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development).
Economic History, Economic Development, Land Tenure, Colonial History, Post-Colonial Development, Comparative Politics, and Policy Development.
POL4 (Comparative Politics of Rwanda and Burundi)

Paper II (Paper 29, Post-Colonial States in Africa)

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