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.

Pamela Ban

American politics and political economy with a focus on electoral politics and legislative behavior.

Augustin Bergeron

Political economy of development, economics of inequality, economic history and public economics.

Laura Blattner

Applied macroeconomics, international economics and corporate finance.

John Coglianese

Macroeconomics, labor economics and public finance.

Kevin Connolly

Applied microeconomics, labor economics and public economics.

Elizabeth Davis

Higher education policy, American urban political economy, public finance and philosophy of education.

Kevin DeLuca

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.

Harris Eppsteiner

Labor economics, development economics and political economy.

Juan Sebastián Galán

Political economy of development, formal political theory, development economics and economic history.

Andrew Garin

Public finance, urban/spatial economics, and the political economy of urban institutions, social economics and normative economics.

Siddharth George

Bureaucrats, political dynasties, partition, voter information and coordination.

Soeren Henn

Political economy of development with a focus on state capacity and conflict. Public economics and labor economics with a focus on taxation and inequality.

Felipe Jordan

Sustainable economic development and comparative politics.

Casey Kearney

Economic history, international finance and trade and political economy of financial crises.

Michael-David Mangini

International economics, institutions, economic history and inequality.

Andrea Passalacqua

Entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate finance and political economy.

Casey Petroff

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.

Hillary Stein

International macroeconomics and political economy.

Edoardo Teso

Development and political economics, economic history and cultural economics.

Jonathan Weigel

Political economy of development, African politics, state building and field experiments.

Brian Wheaton

Public finance, empirical macroeconomics and political economy.

Saul X. Yang

Applied microeconomic theory, economic history and comparative politics/East Asia.