Stephen Kosack

Stephen Kosack

Principal Investigator, Transparency for Development AY 2015-2020
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the Evans School at the University of Washington, Seattle
Stephen Kosack

Stephen Kosack is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the Evans School at the University of Washington, Seattle, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Ash Center. He is a political scientist who focuses on institutions and governance in developing countries, and in particular on how government becomes more responsive and effective for average citizens. He has written on human development, education, civil society, transparency and accountability, foreign aid, foreign-direct investment, and democratic governance in the British Journal of Political Science, International Organization, the Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Education, and World Development; in two books, The Education of Nations (Oxford University Press, 2012), and From the Ground Up (Brookings Institution Press, 2010; with Charles Griffin and Courtney Tolmie); as well as in a policy papers for organizations including the UNDP and the Brookings Institution. He received his Ph.D. in political science in 2008 from Yale University, was previously an economics advisor to the late Senator Ted Kennedy and a research fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, and has taught at Brown, the London School of Economics, and Harvard. Economics.