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M-RCBG appoints fellows in a variety of programs. In addition to the those listed below, please see additional fellows listings here.

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Adrien Abecassis | Alex DomashAnthony (Tony) HardingJoshua Horton| Valerio Nispi LandiJinlin Li | Jeffrey S. McCullough | William H. Overholt |  Nancy Rose | Martin Söndergaard | Peter Tufano | Richard Yarrow


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Adrien Abecassis

Adrien Abecassis is a career diplomat who served as a European Advisor to the President of France overseeing French policies on bilateral European affairs, as a Speechwriter, and as a Senior Political Advisor to the President coordinating efforts on policy planning. He started his professional career at the Foreign Service as a Policy Officer, then was seconded to a progressive think tank to develop international and research activities. His commentaries have appeared in several news outlets, including Foreign Policy, Le Monde, Le Figaro, Les Echos, the Huffington Post, Le Nouvel Observateur, and on French television. He lectured at the Paris Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences-Po Paris) from 2007 to 2012. A Fellow with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs from 2017 to 2020 and with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in 2019-2020, he graduated in International Law and Public Administration from the University of Paris Sorbonne and from Sciences-Po Paris. He also holds a Diploma in Arabic Language and Civilization and has lived in Cairo, Egypt, in 2004-2005. His research focus at Harvard is on solar geoengineering. Email: adrien_abecassis@hks.harvard.edu

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Alex Domash

Alex Domash works with Professor Larry Summers on US macroeconomic and labor market research. Before joining M-RCBG, he spent five years working at the intersection of research and policy, focusing on development, labor markets, social protection, and trade & investment. He has worked with the World Bank in Uganda, where he collaborated with the Ministry of Education to improve the incentives and performance of public sector workers. He has also been a consultant for the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Ethiopia, where he helped shape Ethiopia’s export promotion strategy, and for the Ministry of Labor and Social Development in Saudi Arabia, where he advised on strategies to increase youth and female participation in the labor market. He is also serves as an Advancing Evidence in Policy Fellow at the Center for Global Development, where his work focuses on improving the use of evidence in U.S. foreign aid and development policy. He holds a Masters in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School. E-mail: alex_domash@hks.harvard.edu

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Anthony (Tony) Harding

Anthony (Tony) Harding is a postdoctoral fellow researching the intersection of innovative technologies and climate policy. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia Institute of Technology, where his research focused on climate and energy economics, and earned a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Math and Physics. His research applies both econometrics and economic modelling to evaluate climate policy and climate impacts. Tony’s most recent work estimates the distribution of economic impacts of solar geoengineering across countries and compares it to the impacts of climate change. His current interests include the design of effective international climate governance structures and the measurement of the value of scientific learning. Email: tonyharding@hks.harvard.edu

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Joshua Horton

Joshua Horton is the senior program fellow for solar geoengineering at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. Horton conducts research on geoengineering policy and governance issues, including the regulation of research, liability and compensation, and geopolitics. He previously worked as a clean energy consultant for a global energy consulting firm. His recent publications include “Solar Geoengineering Research on the U.S. Policy Agenda: When Might Its Time Come?,” coauthored with Tyler Felgenhauer and David Keith; “Parametric Insurance for Solar Geoengineering: Insights from the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative,” coauthored with Penehuro Lefale and David Keith; and “Steering and Influence in Transnational Climate Governance: Nonstate Engagement in Solar Geoengineering Research,” coauthored with Barbara Koremenos. Horton holds a PhD in political science from Johns Hopkins University and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. Email: horton@seas.harvard.edu

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Valerio Nispi Landi

Valerio Nispi Landi is a Post-Doctoral Fellow, researching International, Monetary, and Environmental Economics. His latest work analyzes how the green transition affects the role of monetary policy. He is also studying the global implications of the introduction of a US central bank digital currency. His research has also focused on the role of capital controls in affecting financial stability in emerging economies. He previously worked as an economist at the Research Department of the Bank of Italy. He has a PhD in Economics from Bocconi University, with a thesis on "Financial frictions and financial shocks: policy response and macroeconomic implications".

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Jinlin Li

 Jinlin Li is a post-doctoral research fellow studying venture capital and industrial policy in China and working with Professor Lawrence H. Summers and Professor Josh Lerner. Jinlin received his doctoral degree (2021) and bachelor's degree (2016) in economics from Peking University. From 2018 to 2021, Jinlin was a pre-doctoral fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. Jinlin is also a research fellow at the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University and the Center for Enterprise Research at Peking University. As part of the research, Jinlin constructed a comprehensive dataset on China's venture capital using various administrative data. Based on the dataset, he examines the role of VC, especially government VC, on firm dynamics and the broader economy. Email: jinlin_li@hks.harvard.edu

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Jeffrey S. McCullough

Jeffrey S. McCullough is a professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. His research focuses on technology and innovation in healthcare with an emphasis on information technology (IT), pharmaceuticals, and empirical methods. Professor McCullough has done extensive work on the effects of electronic health record (EHR) systems on healthcare quality and productivity. His ongoing work focuses on telemedicine and artificial intelligence in health care. Professor McCullough is a faculty affiliate of the Michigan Institute for Data Science and the Institute for Health Policy and Innovation. He is also a fellow of the Center for Economic Studies in Munich, Germany. Before joining the University of Michigan, he was an Associate Professor of Health Economics at the University of Minnesota. Professor McCullough graduated from Harvard College with a degree in biochemistry and received his Ph.D. in Health Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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William H. Overholt

William H. Overholt, has been a Senior Research Fellow or Senior Fellow in Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and previously the Harvard Asia Center since 2008. During 2013-15 he also served as President of the Fung Global Institute in Hong Kong. His career includes 16 years doing policy research at think tanks and 21 years running investment bank research teams. Previously he held the Asia Policy Distinguished Research Chair at RAND’s California headquarters and was Director of the Center for Asia Pacific Policy; concurrently he was Visiting Professor at Shanghai Jiaodong University and, earlier, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Korea’s Yonsei University. During 21 years in investment banking, he served as Head of Strategy and Economics at Nomura’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong from 1998 to 2001, and as Managing Director and Head of Research at Bank Boston's regional headquarters in Singapore. For Bankers Trust, he ran a country risk team in New York from 1980 to 1984, then was regional strategist and Asia research head based in Hong Kong from 1985 to 1998. At Hudson Institute from 1971 to 1979, Dr. Overholt directed planning studies for the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State, National Security Council, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Council on International Economic Policy. As Director of Hudson Research Services, he also did strategic planning for corporations. Dr. Overholt has published eight books, including China’s Crisis of Success (Cambridge University Press, 2018); Renminbi Rising: The Emergence of a New Global Monetary System (Wiley, 2016) and Asia, America and the Transformation of Geopolitics (Cambridge University Press, 2007); The Rise of China (W.W. Norton, 1993; and (with William Ascher) Strategic Planning and Forecasting (John Wiley, 1983). He is principal co-author of: Asia's Nuclear Future (Westview Press, 1976) and The Future of Brazil (Westview Press, 1978). With Zbigniew Brzezinski, he founded the periodical Global Assessment in 1976 and edited it until 1988. Dr. Overholt received his B.A. (magna, 1968) from Harvard and his Master of Philosophy (1970) and Ph.D. (1972) from Yale. Email: williamoverholt@fas.harvard.edu

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Nancy Rose

 Nancy Rose is the Charles P. Kindleberger Professor in the MIT Economics Department, where her research and teaching focus on industrial organization, competition policy, and the economics of regulation.  Her recent research on the economic and legal foundations for more effective antitrust enforcement builds on her experience as the DAAG for Economic Analysis in the DOJ Antitrust Division from 2014 through 2016.  She directed the National Bureau of Economic Research program in Industrial Organization from its inception in 1991 through 2014, and is a current NBER Research Associate. 

Rose has been recognized with a number of professional honors and awards, including election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the American Economic Association’s (AEA) Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, the Industrial Organization Society Distinguished Fellow award, MIT’s Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellowship, and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, among others.  She was a fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study for 2021-22.  Rose currently serves as President of the Industrial Organization Society (IOS), Vice President of the Western Economics Association International, and on the advisory boards of the American Antitrust Institute, the Hamilton Project, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives.  She is a member of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Research and Policy Network on Competition Policy. Her past professional service includes terms as Vice President and Executive Committee member of the AEA, Vice President of the IOS, and on a number of editorial boards.

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Martin Söndergaard

Martin Söndergaard is a Research Associate at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School and a Visiting Researcher with Professor Michael E. Porter as faculty sponsor at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. His research investigates what strategic actions companies can take to increase both profitability and social impact. He has designed course curricula and taught extensively at undergraduate and graduate levels with excellent course evaluations. He has published a book, as well as several book chapters and reports with leading institutions. Within his field of research, he has worked as a public speaker and workshop leader for the top management of publicly traded multinationals and has been featured as an expert on national television. He has founded two startups. Martin is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Stockholm School of Economics with a B.Sc. in Psychology from Stockholm University and a B.Sc. in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics.  Email: Martin_Soendergaard@hks.harvard.edu

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Peter Tufano

Peter Tufano is the Peter Moores Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.  He served as the Peter Moores Dean of the School from 2011 to 2021.   For 2021-22, he is a Visiting Scholar at M-RCBG at HKS and a Visiting Professor at HBS.  Peter was a Professor at HBS from 1989-2011, where he oversaw the school’s tenure and promotion processes, campus planning, and university relations. He advised the University on financial and real estate matters. He was the founding co-chair of the Harvard i-lab. Peter’s research has focused on financial innovation and financial engineering—and for more than two decades, household finance.  With HKS Prof. Danny Schneider he is studying the recently enhanced federal Child Tax Credit.  He has been studying corporate adoption of ESG practices as part of the Ownership Project at Oxford, and is launching a broader climate finance agenda, including the creation of Business Schools for Climate Leadership. He is studying leadership transitions where leaders have fiduciary duties. As Dean, Peter championed the mission of making business, business schools, and entrepreneurship forces for justice and systems change, re-orienting the School around global challenges while transforming the gender and global composition of the class.  This orientation, along with his approach of “embedding” the School within the broader University, produced the 1+1 MBA programme; the required Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford (GOTO) course; its global analogue, Map the System; the Engaging with the Humanities Programme; the Oxford Foundry;  Oxford’s joining of the Creative Destruction Lab, its Aspen-Oxford Leadership Programme, and more. Peter founded and chairs Commonwealth, a non-profit building financial security and opportunity for financially vulnerable people through innovation and partnerships to change systems.  Their work includes tax-time savings, financial entertainment, workplace emergency saving, and prize-linked savings.  Their work contributed to the passage of the American Savings Promotion Act in December 2014, which removed federal barriers to the sale of prize-linked savings products. Peter earned his AB in economics (summa cum laude), MBA (with high distinction) and PhD in Business Economics at Harvard University.  He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and recently earned GARP’s certification in Sustainability and Climate Risk.  Email: ptufano@hbs.edu

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Richard Yarrow

Richard Yarrow is a fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center. He was recently a fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and previously the Harvard University Archives, where he ran a university-wide faculty oral history program. His research focuses on science, economics, and political thought in modern China and Germany. Yarrow has also worked or studied at think tanks across the political spectrum including the Center for American Progress, Urban Institute, and American Enterprise Institute. He studied intellectual history and philosophy at Harvard University, where he received the Sophia Freund Prize. His faculty sponsor is Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor. Email: ryarrow@fas.harvard.edu