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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Aug 30, 2021

Jennifer Murtazashvili is an associate professor of political science at the University of Pittsburgh and directs the Center for Governance and Markets. Jennifer is also an expert on all things Afghanistan, given her experience working there and advising governments and international organizations on issues related to Afghanistan. She also has a new book titled, *Land, the State, and War: Property Institutions and Political Order in Afghanistan*, and joins the show to talk about it. Jennifer and David also discuss the recent developments as well as long-term developments in the country and lessons for state capacity building.

 

Transcript for the episode can be found here: https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/tags/macro-musings

 

Jennifer’s Twitter: @jmurtazashvili

Jennifer’s University of Pittsburgh profile: https://gspia.pitt.edu/faculty-and-staff/jennifer-brick-murtazashvili

 

Related Links:

 

*Land, the State, and War: Property Institutions and Political Order in Afghanistan* by Jennifer Murtazashvili and Ilia Murtazashvili

https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/land-the-state-and-war/A7B8C98CB24780A3CC0EA1CD265D888A

 

*Informal Federalism: Self-Governance and Power Sharing in Afghanistan* by Jennifer Murtazashvili

https://academic.oup.com/publius/article-abstract/44/2/324/1873292

 

*The Politics of Land Property Rights* by Meina Cai, Ilia Murtazashvili and Jennifer Murtazashvili

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3393160

 

*Bring the Afghans to America* by Benjamin Powell and Alex Nowrasteh

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/homeland-security/568964-bring-the-afghans-to-america?rl=1

 

*Inside Afghanistan’s Cryptocurrency Underground as the Country Plunges into Turmoil* by MacKenzie Sigalos

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/21/bitcoin-afghanistan-cryptocurrency-taliban-capital-flight.html

 

David’s blog: macromarketmusings.blogspot.com
David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth