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A map illustrating the areas in Sub-Saharan Africa where belief in witchcraft is linked to high levels of mistrust among the people living there.

Do Witchcraft Beliefs Halt Economic Progress?

A new study by American University Economics Prof. Boris Gershman reveals high levels of mistrust and erosion of social capital among people in regions worldwide where witchcraft beliefs are present.

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A photo of James Casey, director of AU's Office of Sponsored Programs.

Research Enterprise

Office of Sponsored Programs Director James Casey talks the ins and outs of research management.