#DevTalks: Political Favoritism and Regime Stability / Why Bad Policy is Almost Always Good Politics

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is an emeritus senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Silver Professor of Politics at New York University (NYU). An expert on foreign policy and nation building, his current research focuses on political institutions, economic growth, and political change. He is also known for his research on policy forecasting for national security and for business concerns.

Alastair Smith is the Bernhardt Denmark Chair of International Relations at New York University and a professor of political science in the Wilf Family Department of Politics. He has a PhD in political science from the University of Rochester and a BA in Chemistry from the University of Oxford.

This session revolves around their book, "The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics."

José Morales-Arilla, Research Fellow at the Growth Lab moderated this discussion on November 2, 2022 at Harvard Kennedy School.