Political Economy

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
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
Robert H. Bates

Robert H. Bates

Faculty Associate (on leave fall 2017). Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Department of Government; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political economy of development, particulary in Africa; and violence and state faliure.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K213
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8292
p: (617) 496-0919
Matthew Blackwell

Matthew Blackwell

Faculty Associate (on leave spring 2018). Assistant Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political methodology; historical political economy; American politics; and historical persistence of beliefs.

1737 Cambridge Street, K305
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-2426
Melani Cammett

Melani Cammett

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave 2017–2018); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research Interests: Comparative politics; political economy of development; religion and ethnicity; governance and welfare by public, private, and non-state actors; and Middle East politics.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-9849
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
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Emmerich Davies

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Research interests: Comparative politics; political economy of development; governance service provision by public and private actors; South Asian and Latin American politics; and education policy.

412 Gutman Hall
6 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-4829
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
Rafael Di Tella

Rafael Di Tella

Faculty Associate. Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Business, Government and the International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: Corruption; crime; happiness; political economy; welfare state; and oil and energy.

Morgan Hall 283
15 Harvard Way
Boston, MA 02163
p: (617) 495-5048
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
Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.
Research interests: The discourse and political economy of Japan’s “lost decades” of the 1990s and 2000s.
1730 Cambridge Street
Room S236
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8083
p: (617) 495-3220
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Frances Hagopian

Faculty Associate. Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: The comparative politics of Latin America, with a particular emphasis on Brazil.
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-1467