Public 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
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.

79 JFK Street
L368
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-6099
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 Baum

Matthew Baum

Faculty Associate. Marvin Kalb Professor of Global Communications; Professor of Public Policy, Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Domestic sources of foreign policy; influence of mass media and public opinion on democratic conflict behavior; and variations in democratic electoral institutions.

79 JFK Street
T244
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8696
p: 617-495-1291
Jason Beckfield

Jason Beckfield

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality. Chair; Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Impact of European integration on economic inequality and the welfare state; the evolution of the network structure of international organizations; and the social determinants of health inequalities.

WJH 550
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3895
Lisa Berkman

Lisa Berkman

Faculty Associate. Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and of Epidemiology; Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Research interests: Examining the role of social conditions and social and economic policies in shaping patterns of population health and aging.

9 Bow St
Cambridge MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8498
Theodore C. Bestor

Theodore C. Bestor

Faculty Associate. Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Food culture and globalization; cultural heritage preservation as an aspect of cultural diplomacy; markets and the cultural construction of economic institutions; global seafood industries and commodity chains; globalization of the food supply; natural resources and regimes of ownership; and Japan, Korea, East Asia, North America, and Europe.

1730 Cambridge Street
Room S241
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8083
p: (617) 495-3220
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
R.  Nicholas Burns

R. Nicholas Burns

Faculty Associate. Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Diplomacy; international politics; international power structure; US foreign policy; nuclear weapons and the Middle East.

79 JFK Street
Mailbox #54
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8963
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
Filipe Campante

Filipe Campante

Faculty Associate. Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Politics, inequality and redistribution; media and politics; education and political participation; and population and politics.

79 JFK Street
L203
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8753
p: (617) 384-7968
Amitabh Chandra

Amitabh Chandra

Faculty Associate. Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Technology and expenditure growth in health care; the economics of neonatal health and cardiovascular care; the measurement of elderly well-being in India; and the links between antibiotic resistance and provider quality for slum dwellers.

79 JFK Street
L114
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-7356