Nicholas (Nick) Kuipers

Adam Smith Fellow
PhD Student, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Nick Kuipers is a PhD student in political science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include the behavioral foundations of the political economy of development, and specifically, the role of informal institutions in enforcing property rights in poor societies where state capacity is weak. Nick earned a BA in politics from Oberlin College. He was a Mercatus Center Adam Smith fellow during the 2018-2019 academic year.