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Soeren Henn


Newcastle University Business School

Soeren's research lies at the intersection of comparative politics and political economy. He is a lecturer in economics at Newcastle University Business School. He studies the politics of development with a focus on fragile state settings, informal institutions, and conflict in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly the Great Lakes region, and Latin America. Using a range of methods, from field and natural experiments to qualitative interviews, his research aims to address the overarching question of what characterizes governance in fragile states and how it might be improved.

Soeren was a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Pearson Institute at the Harris School of Public Policy and is an Associate of The Pearson Institute. He received his PhD in Political Economy & Government from Harvard University. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Essex (UK).

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.