N. Gregory Mankiw teaches the introductory economics course at Harvard and is the author of several best-selling textbooks. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.... Read more about N. Gregory Mankiw
Stephen A. Marglin's latest book, The Dismal Science: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community, focuses on the foundational assumptions of economics and how these assumptions make community invisible to economists. His published papers and books range over the foundations of cost-benefit analysis, the workings of the labor-surplus economy, the organization of production, the relationship between the growth of income and its distribution, and the process of macroeconomic adjustment.... Read more about Stephen Marglin
Eric Maskin received the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (with L. Hurwicz and R. Myerson) for laying the foundations of mechanism design theory. He also has made contributions to game theory, contract theory, social choice theory, political economy, and other areas of economics.... Read more about Eric S. Maskin
Professor Pakes' research has been in industrial organization (I.O.), the economics of technological change and in econometric theory. He teaches courses in industrial organization and in econometrics. Recent empirical work includes an analysis of the impact of the break up of AT&T on productivity in the telecommunication equipment industry, an analysis of the impact of voluntary export restrictions on the profits and consumer welfare generated by the sales of new cars, and an analysis of the impact of the entry and exit of goods on the price index for personal computers.... Read more about Ariel Pakes
Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics On Leave Academic Year 2022-2023
Amanda Pallais a Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Formerly, she was the Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy and Social Studies. Her research focuses on the barriers preventing workers from achieving efficient employment outcomes and students from optimally investing in human capital. Her research has explored the extent to which the cost of developing a reputation acts as a barrier preventing workers from entering the labor market. It has shown how manager bias can depress the job performance of minorities, how small changes in college application fees can dramatically affect the college application choices of low-SES students, and how financial aid can improve college outcomes for low-income students. Pallais received her B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Virginia in 2006 and her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 2011.
Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics On Leave Academic Year 2022-2023
Kenneth Rogoff writes on international macroeconomics and financial crises. His publications include Foundations of International Macroeconomics (with Maurice Obstfeld) and This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (with Carmen Reinhart). From 2001-2003, he served as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund.... Read more about Kenneth Rogoff
Amartya Sen is Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University and was until 2004 the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has served as President of Econometric Society, Indian Economic Association, American Economic Association, and International Economic Association. His research has ranged over a number of fields in economics, philosophy, decision theory and social choice theory. His books have been translated into over thirty languages. Sen has received the Bharat Ratna (India), the National Humanities Medal (USA), Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur (France), the Ordem do Mérito Científico (Brazil), the Aztec Eagle (Mexico), and the Nobel Prize in economics.... Read more about Amartya Sen
Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science On Leave Academic Year 2022-2023
Neil Shephard is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science, in the Department of Economics and Department of Statistics. His broad research interests are in econometrics, finance and statistics, with a particular focus on financial econometrics. He has made particular advances in developing simulation based inference methods for online learning and has contributed methods to allow the mainstream use of high frequency financial data in economics. He joined the Harvard faculty in 2013, holding a professorship joint between the Economics and Statistics Departments. Professor Shephard is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the British Academy. He is an associated editor of Econometrica. Professor Shephard was a faculty member at the London School of Economics from 1988-1993 and Oxford University from 1991 to 2013.
Andrei Shleifer has worked in the areas of comparative corporate governance, law and finance, behavioral finance, as well as institutional economics. He has published six books, including The Grabbing Hand (with Robert Vishny), and Inefficient Markets: An Introduction to Behavioral Finance, as well as over a hundred articles. In 1999, Shleifer won the John Bates Clark medal of the American Economic Association.... Read more about Andrei Shleifer