Jeremy Springman

Ph.D. Student in Comparative Politics


I am a PhD candidate in comparative politics at the University of Pennsylvania. My interests are in the political economy of development with a geographic focus on East Africa. My dissertation investigates the impact of non-state service provision on political accountability, looking specifically at the impact of NGO service delivery interventions on political credit attribution, citizen political engagement, and government investments in service delivery. My research uses spatial data on election returns, survey responses, aid projects, and service delivery access points. I am also currently implementing a downstream field experiment measuring the impact of providing citizens with access to an NGO substitute for a government welfare program.

My work is supported by the National Science Foundation (SES-1747642), an anonymous foundation, a University of Pennsylvania Penfield Grant, the Browne Center for International Politics, and an American Political Science Association Centennial Grant.