Eric Kramon is an assistant professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He received his PhD in political science from UCLA in 2013 and was a 2013-14 ESOC postdoctoral associate while at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), Stanford University. Professor Kramon's research focuses on barriers to accountability and good governance in developing democracies, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. His current book project examines the causes and consequences of vote buying during African elections. Other projects investigate the role of election observation in promoting electoral quality; ethnicity and the politics of public goods provision; and the determinants of ethnic voting.