Political Economy

Alberto Alesina

Alberto Alesina

Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy
In Memoriam

Alberto Alesina was 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 was a co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics for eight years and associate editor of many academic journals.... Read more about Alberto Alesina

Melissa Dell

Melissa Dell

Andrew E. Furer 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
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Elhanan Helpman

Elhanan Helpman

Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade
On leave Spring 2021

Elhanan Helpman's contributions include studies of the balance of payments, exchange rate regimes, stabilization programs and foreign debt, international trade, economic growth and political economy. He is a cofounder of the "new trade theory'' and the "new growth theory,'' which emphasize the roles of economies of scale and imperfect competition. His current research is reflected in his latest books, Understanding Global Trade and Globalization and Inequality.

Littauer Center 217
p: 617-496-0062
Asim Khwaja

Asim Khwaja

Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development
Harvard Kennedy School
Ph.D. Harvard University

Asim Ijaz Khwaja is the Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development at the Harvard Kennedy School, Co-Director of Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), and co-founder of the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP).

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