Erin LIN

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Erin Lin is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Erin’s research focuses on comparative politics, legacies of violence, the environment, and Southeast Asia. Her dissertation examines how the politics of land shape patterns of economic development in the post-conflict, developing world, with a regional focus on Cambodia. Substantively, her chapters address the role of post-war harvesting practices in the formation of social capital and social protection schemes, as well as the impact of aerial bombing on land fertility, rice production, local consumption, and inequality. Her research has been funded by Fulbright, Luce, and Foreign Language Area Studies grants. She holds a B.A. with distinction in environmental studies and international studies from Yale University. She has previously held positions at the World Bank and the Center for Khmer Studies.

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The socio-economic impact of casinos in rural Cambodia