Eric Mvukiyehe is an Assistant Professor at Duke University. His academic and policy research includes (i) poverty reduction and labor market frictions; (ii) employment, violence, and social stability; (iii) political economy of conflict and peacekeeping interventions; (iv) state capacity and local institutions; and (v) gender and women's empowerment. Eric has conducted several field experiments and extensive fieldwork across many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, and Central Asia regions. Most recently, Eric has leveraged previous or ongoing research to investigate how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected businesses as well as households’ welfare and well-being. Eric received a PhD in political science from Columbia University.