People

Rawi E. Abdelal

Rawi E. Abdelal

Faculty Associate. Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit; Chair, MBA Required Curriculum, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: International political economy; nationalism and foreign economic policy; international relations among post-Soviet states; globalization; capital flows; and international organization.

(617) 495-7853
Margarida Afonso

Margarida Afonso

Fellow, WCFIA Fellows Program. Member, Legal Service, European Commission.

Research interests: Mechanisms for enforcement of international trade provisions in the United States, covering both the court system and administrative departments or agencies.

(617) 495-2114
Philippe Aghion

Philippe Aghion

Faculty Associate. Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Economic theory, development, and industrial organization; economic growth; and contract theory.

(617) 495-6675
Asad A. Ahmed

Asad A. Ahmed

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor, Social Anthropology Program, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Legal and historical anthropology; colonialism and postcolonialism; Muslim societies; secularism and religion; ethnography of the state; Muslim nationalism in Pakistan; and South Asian history.

(617) 496-8355
Safia Aidid

Safia Aidid

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Modern Northeast Africa (Somalia and Ethiopia); nationalism and popular politics; state formation; borderlands; gender, sexuality and ethnicity; and historical methodology and ethnography.

Emmanuel K. Akyeampong

Emmanuel K. Akyeampong

Faculty Associate. Professor of History, Department of History; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: West African history; Islam in sub-Saharan Africa; comparative slavery; social history of alcohol; ecology; social history; and cultural history.

(617) 496-3684
Alberto Alesina

Alberto Alesina

Faculty Associate. Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political economy; monetary and fiscal policy; and macroeconomics.

(617) 495-8388
Laura Alfaro

Laura Alfaro

Faculty Associate. Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration, Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: Capital markets; economics; foreign direct investment; globalization; and international finance.

(617) 495-7981
William P. Alford

William P. Alford

Faculty Associate. Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law; Director, East Asian Legal Studies; Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies; Chair, Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD), Harvard Law School.

Research interests: Chinese legal affairs; US-East Asian relations; international trade; and the legal profession.

(617) 495-4693
Graham T.  Allison, Jr.

Graham T. Allison, Jr.

Faculty Associate. Douglas Dillon Professor of Government; Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests:  United States foreign policy; preventing “loose nukes” in Russia; promoting democratization and marketization in Russia; and US-Russian-European relations.

(617) 496-6099
Muhamed H. Almaliky

Dr. Muhamed H. Almaliky

Associate.
Physician, University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Director, Iraqi American Institute.

Research interests: Post-war Iraq's democratization, state-building, and foreign policy directions, focusing on Iraq-US relations; the intersection of medicine, politics, and international relations.

(617) 496-1474
James E. Alt

James E. Alt

Faculty Associate (on leave spring 2015). Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Comparative political economy; and interaction of voters, political parties, institutions, financial markets, and fiscal policies in industrial democracies.

(617) 495-2184
Christopher Alton

Christopher Alton

Research Fellow, Canada Program. Mdes Candidate in Design Studies, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Research interests: Practices of enclosure and geographies of spatial autonomy, counter-cartography, and planning.

Ashley Anderson

Ashley Anderson

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests:Political economy and labor protest in the Middle East and North Africa.

Pol Antràs

Pol Antràs

Faculty Associate (on leave 2014–2015). Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Contractual frictions in international trade and technology diffusion; the international organization of production; and foreign direct investment flows and corporate finance.

(617) 495-1236