David Yanagizawa-Drott

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
Office Address
Littauer-311
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 66
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-495-8479
Email: David_Yanagizawa-Drott@harvard.edu
Assistant
Jessica McCann (617-496-9669)
David Yanagizawa-Drott

Profile

David Yanagizawa-Drott is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research interests include economic development and political economy, with special focus on civil conflict, health, information and mass media. He has explored issues such as the impact of hate propaganda on violence during the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, the relationship between the government and the mass media, and how price information affects the functioning of agricultural markets in developing countries. He is currently conducting randomized evaluations in Uganda that investigate innovative ways to solve part of the healthcare service delivery problem, as well as the problem of fake and substandard medicines in developing countries. Born in Sweden, he holds a M.Sc in Economics from University of Gothenburg and a PhD in Economics from Stockholm University.

Courses

Spring

  • API-202-I Empirical Methods II for International and Global Affairs

Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
    • Campante, Filipe R., and David Yanagizawa-Drott. "Does Religion Affect Economic Growth and Happiness? Evidence from Ramadan." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-052, December 2013.