Dr. George Ofosu an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on political representation and accountability, election integrity, legislator behavior, and the causes of democratic responsiveness, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He also works on issues of research design and transparency.
Dr. Ofosu’s research has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the UK’s Department for International Development, the International Growth Center, and the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences. His work has been published or forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Electoral Studies, and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Before joining the LSE, George held research fellowship positions at Washington University in St. Louis, Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (2015-2016) and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (2009-2010). He was a research officer of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (2007-2011) and has consulted for the National Democratic Institute on domestic election observation efforts and parallel vote tabulations in Malawi (2009), Nigeria (2011) and Guinea (2015). Dr. Ofosu received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his BA (Hons.) in Philosophy and Religion at the University of Ghana.