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
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 Rwandan Genocide, the effects of political protests on policy making, and the intergenerational transmission of war service. 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
  • PED-115 Using Data to Understand Good Governance

Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
    • Yanagizawa-Drott, David. "Propaganda and Conflict: Evidence from the Rwandan Genocide." Quarterly Journal of Economics 129.4 (2014).
    • Madestam, Andreas, Daniel Shoag, Stan Veuger, and David Yanagizawa-Drott. "Do Political Protests Matter? Evidence from the Tea Party Movement." Quarterly Journal of Economics 128.4 (2013).

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