BA, Environmental Science and Policy, Duke University
Patrick studies the political economy of basic service provision and natural resource management in countries emerging from civil conflict. His job market paper uses panel data, collected over six months following fieldwork in Liberia, to assess the impact of basic service shortages on protest. In his other dissertation projects, Patrick studies the effect of United Nations peacekeepers on basic service provision in Mali and foreign direct investment in resource concessions in Liberia.
Public service provision and natural resource management in conflict-affected settings; UN peacekeeping; statebuilding; citizen-monitoring and natural resource management; field experiments.