I am an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I received my Ph.D. in political science and M.A. in economics from Stanford University.

I study political economy, focusing on institutions and policies that promote investment and mitigate social conflict in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. I have consulted on projects for The Asia Foundation, USAID, and The World Bank.


Here's a recent CV.

Contact Information

+1 (310) 825-7196
Skype: darinechristensen

Office Location

6341 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656