Resem Makan 

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Hello! I am an economics Ph.D candidate at the University of Washington, Seattle. I will be on the 2023-2024 economics academic job market.

My ongoing projects study the interactions between state and society, and the economic consequences that follow when the former absorbs the latter. My work primarily uses historical natural experiments in the Zomia area of Southeast Asia.

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Research Interests:

Development, Political Economy, Historical Economics, Culture and Institutions