Our PhD in Political Economy and Government (PEG) students are registered at the Harvard Kenneth C. Griffin Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Harvard Griffin GSAS), and delve into a broad range of research areas during their time at Harvard.

Recent dissertations have examined the rising role of primary elections in Latin American politics, the role of ethnicity and institutions in the political economy of African development, and the microfoundations of economic growth.

Our current PEG students and their areas of interest are listed below.

Ahmet Akbiyik

Political economy of development, distributive politics, migration, and contentious politics.

Salvador Ascencio Pastora

Political economy, economic development, and public finance. 

Caterina Chiopris

Political economy of inequality, economic history, law and economics, and judicial politics.

Antonio Coran

Political economy, public finance, and labor economics.

Akshay Dixit

Political economy, comparative politics, economic inequality and redistribution, and gender.

Raul Duarte

Political economy, economic development, public finance, and comparative politics. Specific interests in state capacity, public service delivery, corruption, social networks, electoral integrity, and clientelism.   

Harris Eppsteiner

Labor economics, public finance, and political economy.

Martin Koenen

Public finance, labor economics, and political economy. 

Can Mutlu

Political economy and formal theory.

Clara Sievert

Cultural economics, development economics, and economic history.

shreya tandon

Development economics, public finance, and political economy.