Social & Welfare Policy

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
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
Mihir A. Desai

Mihir A. Desai

Faculty Associate. Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance, Finance, and Entrepreneurial Management Units, Harvard Business School; Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.

Research interests: International corporate finance; international public finance; and multinational firms.

Baker 265
Boston, MA 02163
p: (617) 495-6693
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
Candelaria Garay

Candelaria Garay

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
Research interests: Latin American politics; social policy; political parties; social movements; and subnational variation in policy implementation.
79 JFK St
Cambridge MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8315
Rema Hanna

Rema Hanna

Faculty Associate. Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies, Harvard Kennedy School.
Research interests: Development and environmental economics; and discrimination influences in public-service provisions and education.
79 JFK Street
Littauer-315
Mailbox 60
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-5747
p: (617) 496-1140
Torben Iversen

Torben Iversen

Faculty Associate. Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: Comparative political economy; politics of inequality and economic performance; modern welfare states; electoral politics; and applied formal theory.
1737 Cambridge Street
Room K308
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-5847
Alexander Keyssar

Alexander Keyssar

Faculty Associate. Matthew W. Stirling, Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: The evolution of political and electoral institutions and rules in the United States; and comparatively, the evolution of democracy in the Americas.

79 JFK Street
T418
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-9053
p: (617) 495-1042
Akshay Mangla

Akshay Mangla

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Business, Government and International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: Comparative political economy; development; state capacity; public service delivery; education; and public institutions in developing democracies.

Morgan Hall 287
15 Harvard Way
Boston MA 02163
p: (617) 496-5512
Quinton Mayne

Quinton Mayne

Faculty Associate; Affiliate, Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality. Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Comparative political behavior; urban politics and multilevel governance; and welfare policy, with a focus on advanced industrial democracies.

79 JFK Street
mailbox 74
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-6140
Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen

Faculty Associate. Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University.
Research interests: Economics, philosophy, and decision theory, including social choice theory; welfare economics; theory of measurement; development economics; moral and political philosophy; and the economics of peace and war.
Littauer 205
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-5942
p: (617) 495-1871
Ryan Sheely

Ryan Sheely

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
Research interests: Comparative politics; Africa; institutions and development; state building and state failure; public goods; randomized evaluation; and ethnography.
79 JFK Street
L205
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-1748