Economic History

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
Claudia Goldin

Claudia Goldin

Henry Lee Professor of Economics

Claudia Goldin is an economic historian and a labor economist. Her current research concerns women in the labor force and the economics of higher education.  Her previous work has covered a wide array of topics including slavery, emancipation, the economic impact of war, immigration, New Deal policies, inequality, and technological change.  She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and is a fellow of many societies including the Econometric Society, the Society of Labor Economists, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  She has been the director of the NBER’s Development of the American Economy program for more than two decades.  Goldin is the current president of the American Economic Association. Read more about Claudia Goldin

Littauer Center 229
p: 617-496-5079
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