Faculty

Philippe Aghion

Philippe Aghion

Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics

Philippe Aghion is a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on the economics of growth. With Peter Howitt, he pioneered the so-called Schumpeterian Growth paradigm which was subsequently used to analyze the design of growth policies and the role of the state in the growth process.

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Alberto Alesina

Alberto Alesina

Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy

Alberto Alesina is a leader in the field of Political Economics and has published extensively in all major academic journals in economics. He has published five books and edited many more. His two most recent books are The Future of Europe: Reform or Decline, published by MIT Press, and Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference, published by Oxford University Press. He has been a co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics for eight years and associate editor of many academic journals.

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Pol Antràs

Pol Antràs

Professor of Economics

Pol Antràs’ teaching and research fields are international economics, macroeconomics, and applied theory. He is a co-editor of the Journal of International Economics, a foreign editor of the Review of Economic Studies, and is on the editorial board of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, the Annual Review of Economics and the Journal of the European Economic Association, among other journals.

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Robert Barro

Robert Barro

Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics

Robert J. Barro is a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Noteworthy research includes empirical determinants of economic growth, economic effects of public debt and budget deficits, and the formation of monetary policy. Recent books include Macroeconomics: A Modern Approach, Economic Growth (2nd edition, written with Xavier Sala-i-Martin), Nothing Is Sacred: Economic Ideas for the New Millennium, Determinants of Economic Growth, and Getting It Right: Markets and Choices in a Free Society.

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John Y. Campbell

John Y. Campbell

Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics

John Campbell has published over 80 articles on various aspects of finance and macroeconomics, including fixed-income securities, equity valuation, and portfolio choice. His books include The Econometrics of Financial Markets (with Andrew Lo and Craig MacKinlay, Princeton University Press 1997), Strategic Asset Allocation: Portfolio Choice for Long-Term Investors (with Luis Viceira, Oxford University Press 2002), and The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System (with the Squam Lake Group of financial economists, Princeton University Press 2010).

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Gary Chamberlain

Gary Chamberlain

Louis Berkman Professor of Economics

Gary Chamberlain's research topics have included panel data, returns to schooling, factor structure in large asset markets, semiparametric efficiency, the structure of wages, and applications of decision theory in econometrics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and was a Member of its Council from 1988 to 1993, and he gave the Fisher-Schultz Lecture in 2001. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Eric Chaney

Eric Chaney

Assistant Professor of Economics

Eric Chaney's research focuses on economic history, applied econometrics, development, and Middle Eastern history.

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Raj Chetty

Raj Chetty

William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Economics

Raj Chetty is the Director of the Lab for Economic Applications and Policy for Harvard University, Department of Economics as well as Director of the Public Economics group at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Editor of the Journal of Public Economics. His research combines empirical evidence and theory to inform the design of more effective government policies. His work on the topics of taxation, unemployment, and education has been widely cited in media outlets and Congressional testimony. He was awarded the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship in 2012.

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Gabriel Chodorow-Reich

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich

Associate of the Department of Economics

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich is an associate of the Department of Economics at Harvard, where he will begin as an assistant professor in 2014. His research focuses on macroeconomics, finance, and labor economics. He is currently the Julis-Rabinowitz Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University. Gabriel received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2013. From 2009-2010, he served as an economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He received his A.B. (magna cum laude) in Social Studies from Harvard in 2005.

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Richard Cooper

Richard Cooper

Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics

Richard N. Cooper is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Panel of the US Chief of Naval Operations, and the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity. He has served on several occasions in the US Government, as chairman of the National Intelligence Council (1995-97), Under-Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (1977-81), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Monetary Affairs (1965-66), and senior staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers (1961-63). His most recent books include Boom, Crisis, and Adjustment (co-author), Macroeconomic Management in Korea, 1970-1990 (co-author), Environment and Resource Policies for the World Economy, and What the Future Holds (co-author).

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David Cutler

David M. Cutler

Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics

David Cutler has developed an impressive record of achievement in both academia and the public sector. He served as Assistant Professor of Economics from 1991 to 1995, was named John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Social Sciences in 1995, and received tenure in 1997. He is currently the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics and holds secondary appointments at the Kennedy School of Government and the School of Public Health.  Professor Cutler was associate dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for Social Sciences from 2003-2008.

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Melissa Dell

Melissa Dell

Associate of the Department of Economics

Melissa Dell is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and a Global Scholar in the Institutions, Organizations and Growth program at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Melissa's research focuses on the interplay between the state, non-state actors, and economic development. In particular, she has examined the relationship between government crackdowns and drug violence in Mexico, as well as the persistence of poverty in Mexico and Peru.

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Emmanuel Farhi

Emmanuel Farhi

Professor of Economics

Emmanuel Farhi's research focuses on macroeconomics, finance, international economics, and public finance. His papers have been published in leading journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of Financial Economics. He is a member of the French Economic Analysis Council to the French Prime minister, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, the International Growth Centre, as well as a fellow of the Toulouse School of Economics. He is also an associate editor of the American Economic Review.

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Martin Feldstein

Martin Feldstein

George F. Baker Professor of Economics

Martin Feldstein’s teaching and research have focused on issues of taxation, social insurance and fiscal policy.  He also writes widely on other aspects of U.S. and foreign economic policy and on the economics of national security.  He has published more than 300 research papers. He received the Clark medal of the American Economic Association and later served as President of the Association. He served as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers for President Ronald Reagan.  He was president and CEO of the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1977 to 2008.  He taught the introductory economics course for 18 years and continues to teach graduate and undergraduate courses.

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