Political Economics

Alberto Alesina

Alberto Alesina

Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy
Director of Graduate Studies

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. Read more about Alberto Alesina

Littauer Center 210
p: 617-496-5464
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
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
Read more about Nathan Nunn

Littauer Center M-25
p: 617-496-5079
Andrei Shleifer

Andrei Shleifer

Professor of Economics

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

Littauer Center M-9
p: 617-496-2606