Noah Nathan

Noah Nathan is Assistant Professor of Political Science and a Faculty Associate at the University’s Center for Political Studies. His research focuses on political behavior and the development of political parties in new democracies in Africa. His book project examines electoral competition in African cities and is based on field research in Ghana. His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, and the British Journal of Political Science. He completed his PhD at Harvard University’s Department of Government in 2016. For more information, please visit his website.

Content by Noah Nathan
  • 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