Nahomi Ichino

Nahomi Ichino is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and a Faculty Associate of the Center for Political Studies and the African Studies Center at the University of Michigan.  Her research interests focus primarily on ethnic politics, voter behavior, and political parties in developing democracies, with a regional specialization in sub-Saharan Africa.  She has a secondary research interest in methodology for comparative politics.  Her work has been published in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and other outlets.  She is a member of EGAP (Evidence in Governance and Politics) and her research in Ghana has been supported by the National Science Foundation.  She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and was previously on the faculty in the Department of Government at Harvard University.

Content by Nahomi Ichino
  • Publication - Working Paper

    Political party organisation and women’s empowerment: A field experiment in Ghana

    4 Jun 2018 | Nahomi Ichino, Noah Nathan

  • Project

    Women’s political empowerment in Ghana

    This study encouraged women’s participation in grassroots politics in Ghana and then study the effects of greater women’s participation on local political and economic outcomes. The randomised field experiment with a civic education intervention was conducted in partnership with Ghana’s National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE). The study found common...

    4 Jun 2018 | Nahomi Ichino, Noah Nathan

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Civic education and women’s political participation

    Women face significant barriers to participation and leadership in Ghanaian politics due to social norms. A lack of direct representation reduces women’s influence on community decisions and is more generally thought to hold back local economic development. In order to tackle this issue, Ghana’s National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) implemented a civic...

    16 Feb 2018 | Nahomi Ichino, Noah Nathan