Charles R. Hankla is Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is also Director of Governance Programs and Senior Research Associate at the university’s International Center for Public Policy (ICePP) and an affiliate of the Asian Studies Center. Dr Hankla earned his PhD in 2005 from Emory University, and he also holds degrees from Georgetown University and the London School of Economics. In the spring and summer of 2013, he was a visiting scholar at Sciences Po Lille in France.
Dr Hankla’s research is in the fields of comparative and international political economy, and he has a particular interest in political institutions as they relate to fiscal decentralisation, budgeting, trade policy, and industrial policy. His research has included cross-national, quantitative studies and also field-work based analyses of India, France, and Mozambique.