Our PhD in Political Economy and Government (PEG) students are registered at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 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.
American politics and political economy with a focus on electoral politics and legislative behavior.
Political economy of development, economics of inequality, economic history and public economics.
Applied macroeconomics, international economics and corporate finance.
Macroeconomics, labor economics and public finance.
Applied microeconomics, labor economics and public economics.
Higher education policy, American urban political economy, public finance and philosophy of education.
American politics and elections, legislative redistricting and voting behavior.
Enrico Di Gregorio
Political economy of development, public finance, economics of institutions and culture and comparative politics.
José Ramón Enríquez
Political economy of elites with a focus on political dynasties. Political economy of development.
Labor economics, development economics and political economy.
Juan Sebastián Galán
Political economy of development, formal political theory, development economics and economic history.
Public finance, urban/spatial economics, and the political economy of urban institutions, social economics and normative economics.
Bureaucrats, political dynasties, partition, voter information and coordination.
Political economy of development with a focus on state capacity and conflict. Public economics and labor economics with a focus on taxation and inequality.
Sustainable economic development and comparative politics.
Economic history, international finance and trade and political economy of financial crises.
International economics, institutions, economic history and inequality.
Entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate finance and political economy.
Economic and financial history, political economy, comparative politics, development economics and commodity markets.
Awa Ambra Seck
Development economics, political economy of development and labor economics.
International macroeconomics and political economy.
Development and political economics, economic history and cultural economics.
Political economy of development, African politics, state building and field experiments.
Public finance, empirical macroeconomics and political economy.
Saul X. Yang
Applied microeconomic theory, economic history and comparative politics/East Asia.