Development

Eric Chaney

Eric Chaney

Associate Professor of Economics

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

Littauer Center 231
p: 617-495-2838
Melissa Dell

Melissa Dell

Assistant Professor of Economics

Melissa Dell is a former 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. Read more about Melissa Dell

Littauer Center M-24
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-384-7272
Dale Jorgenson

Dale Jorgenson

Samuel W. Morris University Professor

Dale Jorgenson’s research includes information technology and economic growth, energy and the environment, tax policy and investment behavior, and applied econometrics. His most recent book, Double Dividend: Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform in the United States, co-authored with Richard Goettle, Mun Ho, and Peter Wilcoxen and published by The MIT Press in 2013, designs environmental taxes to improve economic performance and enhance environmental quality. An earlier book, Technology and the American Growth Resurgence, co-authored with Mun Ho and Kevin Stiroh and published by The MIT Press in 2005, led to establishment of the World KLEMS Initiative at Harvard in 2010 to provide international comparisons of productivity at the industry level. Results for more than forty countries were presented at the Third World KLEMS Conference, held in Tokyo, Japan, in May 2014. Read more about Dale Jorgenson

Littauer Center 122
p: 617-496-3293
Michael Kremer

Michael Kremer

Gates Professor of Developing Societies

Michael Kremer is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Presidential Faculty Fellowship. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Kremer’s recent research examines education and health in developing countries, immigration, and globalization.  Read more about Michael Kremer

Littauer Center M-20
p: 617-495-8462
Sendhill Mullainathan

Sendhil Mullainathan

Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics

Sendhil Mullainathan is the founder of ideas42, a non-profit organization devoted to taking insights about people from behavioral economics and using it to create novel policies, interventions, and products. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Founding Member of the Poverty Action Lab, and a Board Member of the Bureau of Research in the Economic Analysis of Development. He conducts research on machine learning, behavioral science, and poverty. Read more about Sendhil Mullainathan

Littauer Center M-18
p: 617-496-2720
Nathan Nunn

Nathan Nunn

Professor of Economics

Nathan Nunn is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Professor Nunn was born in Canada, where he received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2005. Professor Nunn’s primary research interests are in economic history, economic development, cultural economics, political economy and international trade. He is an NBER Faculty Research Fellow, a Research Fellow at BREAD, and a Faculty Associate at Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA). He is currently a co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics
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Littauer Center M-25
p: 617-496-5079
Gautam Rao

Gautam Rao

Assistant Professor of Economics

Gautam Rao received his Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley in 2014, and is presently a post-doctoral research fellow at Microsoft Research Labs, New England. He will begin an appointment as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Harvard in July 2015. Gautam's research brings insights from psychology to bear on topics in economics, particularly topics relevant to developing countries. Recent projects include studying how mixing rich and poor students in schools in India affects social preferences and behaviors, how citizens are motivated to vote by social image concerns, and how innovative financial contracts can help patients with hypertension overcome their self-control problems in rural India. In addition to working in behavioral and development economics, he has secondary interests in political and labor economics.

Littauer Center M-30