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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.


Jennifer’s Twitter: @jmurtazashvili

Jennifer’s University of Pittsburgh profile:


Related Links:


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


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


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


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


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


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David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth