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Research seminar: The Role of Youth Bulge on Political Instability

Date Tuesday 3 July 2018
Time 1pm - 2pm
Where MSB.1.02, Waikato Management School, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton
Presenter Dr Shrabani Saha, development and macro economist (University of Lincoln, UK)
Admission Cost Free

Why is a highly youthful population – known as the ‘youth bulge phenomenon’ - associated with political instability within a country?

Associate Professor Shrabani Saha, a development and macro economist at the University of Lincoln International Business School, UK, will give a public talk on this topic at Waikato Management School on Tuesday, 3 July.

Her research investigates the idea that young people (15 to 24) who experience unemployment and low levels of democracy are more likely to commit direct political action.

For more background on this topic, you can read a previous publication here.

Dr Saha is deeply interested in issues related to political economy, terrorism, political instability and its effects on economic growth, development economics and international trade.

The main areas of her research focus on the causes and effects of corruption across nations, as well as corruption’s relations with democracy and economic freedom.

Before joining UoL, Dr Saha was an academic at Edith Cowan University in Australia, Massey University in New Zealand, and the University of Sydney in Australia.

She has a PhD in Economics from Massey University, New Zealand, a Master of Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia, and a Master of Science from the University Of Calcutta, India.