Monetary & Fiscal Policy

Rawi E. Abdelal

Rawi E. Abdelal

Faculty Associate. Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit, 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.

Morgan Hall 287
Boston, MA 02163
p: (617) 495-7853
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.

Littauer 324
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-7730
p: (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.

Morgan Hall 263
Boston, MA 02163
p: (617) 495-7981
James E. Alt

James E. Alt

Faculty Associate (emeritus). Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Emeritus, 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.

1737 Cambridge Street
Room K307
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-2184
David Bloom

David Bloom

Faculty Associate (on leave 2017–2018). Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Research interests: Labor economics, health, demography, and the environment; linkages between health status and economic growth; the effects of population change on economic development; and the determinants of wages.

665 Huntington Avenue
Building 1-1110B
Boston, MA 02115
p: (617) 432-4056
Eric Chaney

Eric Chaney

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Economic history and economic development of the Middle East; applied econometrics; and religion, politics, and institutional change.

1805 Cambridge Street
Littauer Center 231
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8570
p: (617) 495-2838
William C. Clark

William C. Clark

Faculty Associate. Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Science and sustainable development; social learning in international affairs; and institutions linking scientific knowledge and political action in the global environment.

79 JFK Street
L360B
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8963
p: (617) 495-3981
Shawn Cole

Shawn Cole

Faculty Associate. John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration, Finance Unit, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: Corporate and consumer finance in emerging markets; political economy and finance; microfinance; and economic development.

25 Harvard Way
Baker Library, #271
Boston, MA 02163
p: (617) 495-6525
Melissa Dell

Melissa Dell

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Development economics; and political economy.

Littauer Center M-24
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-7272
Jeffrey Frankel

Jeffrey Frankel

Faculty Associate. James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: International finance; monetary and fiscal policy; currencies; crises; commodities; international trade; and global environmental issues.

79 JFK Street
L217
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3834
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Jeffry A. Frieden

Faculty Associate. Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Politics of international monetary and financial relations.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K211
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-2386
p: (617) 496-2386
Benjamin M. Friedman

Benjamin M. Friedman

Faculty Associate. William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Monetary and fiscal policies; financial markets; capital formation and flows; and social and political consequences of economic growth.

Littauer 127
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4246
José Antonio Gómez-Ibáñez

José Antonio Gómez-Ibáñez

Faculty Associate. Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Research interests: Transportation and infrastructure; privatization and regulation; and economic development.
79 JFK Street
T316
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1341
Gita Gopinath

Gita Gopinath

Faculty Associate. John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.
Research interests: Emerging markets; theoretical and empirical issues related to business cycles; sovereign debt; and foreign direct investment and fiscal policy in these markets.
Littauer 325
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8570
p: (617) 495-8161
Ricardo Hausmann

Ricardo Hausmann

Faculty Associate. Professor of the Practice of Economic Development; Director, Center for International Development, Harvard Kennedy School.
Research interests: Growth; macroeconomic stability; international finance; and social dimensions of development.
79 JFK Street
E317
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3740