Ph.D Candidate at Columbia University, New York
Columbia University

Jasper Cooper is a PhD candidate at Columbia University. His research analyzes the ways in which formal and informal policing complement and substitute one another in developing states, with a focus on gender-based inequality. He has conducted large-scale field experiments on community policing in remote areas of Papua New Guinea, a mass media campaign to encourage informal channels for reducing violence against women in rural Uganda, and police extortion along highways in West Africa. His research has been published in the Journal of Politics, and in policy papers for the OECD and the City of Paris. In addition to his field research, Jasper is co-authoring a book and suite of software, DeclareDesign, aimed at enabling better communication, replication and design of research in the social sciences.