During his fellowship year, Guy Grossman plans to write a book about how to use mobile phone innovations to improve political accountability and public services in low-income countries. Drawing on his recent studies of these innovations in Uganda, the book will guide academics and practitioners toward realistic expectations of when mobile phone innovations can (and cannot) improve governance outcomes. The book project stems from Grossman’s prior work on political accountability and government responsiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa. At CASBS and as a faculty affiliate of Stanford’s Immigration Policy Lab (IPL), Grossman also plans to advance his new research agenda on forced migration and human trafficking.
Grossman is associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network and Penn’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration (CSERI). His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, International Organization and Journal of Politics, among other journals. He holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University, as well as MA in political philosophy and LLB in law, both from Tel-Aviv University.
For more information about his work, please visit: web.sas.upenn.edu/ggros/