Marco Castradori is a researcher on the RISE Nigeria team and a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Economies of Africa (CSEA). He holds a Master’s Degree in African Development from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, and Mathematics from Queen Mary University of London. He has conducted research on a variety of topics including education, poverty alleviation, trade, and tobacco consumption in Africa. His main research interests concern comparative politics and, more specifically, the intricacies of African democracies.