Kehinde Ajayi, Assistant Professor, specializes in empirical microeconomics with a particular interest in the economics of education. Her current research focuses on school choice, educational inequality, and the effect of school quality on student performance. Most of her field experience has been in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria.
Marianne Baxter, Professor, works primarily on topics in international macroeconomics and finance. Her recent research has focused on the transmission of international disturbances across countries, as well as issues associated with appropriate portfolio choice in international settings.
Samuel Bazzi, Assistant Professor, specializes in development economics with a focus on migration, conflict, and growth. His current research examines the determinants of international labor mobility, causes of conflict in diverse settings, and barriers to growth among small firms. Most of his field experience has been in Indonesia.
Christophe Chamley, Professor, concentrates on public finance, macroeconomic theory and policy. His recent research concerns theories of social learning and coordination. Most of his field experience has been in Malawi, Tunisia, Morocco, Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
Peter Doeringer, Professor, is mainly interested in labor and industrial economics, and in industrial relations. His recent research has included comparative business strategy, the role of start-up factories in job creation, older workers and apparel production channels in the U.S.A., U.K., and France. His main field experience outside the United States has been in Canada, Indonesia, Jamaica, and Western Europe.
Randall Ellis, Professor, is a health economist interested in how payment incentives affect the behavior of health plans, health care providers, and consumers. He is currently focusing his research on mechanisms to calculate payments to health plans, and has recently studied health insurance in both the U.S. and in India. His main field experience has been in Egypt, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, and the United States.
Simon Gilchrist, Associate Professor, is an empirical macroeconomist. His recent research focuses on the role of financial market imperfections in amplifying and propagating business cycles, and the growth implications of alternative models of capital accumulation, mostly in the context of the United States.
Stefania Garetto, Assistant Professor, concentrates on International Trade, with a particular emphasis on the study of multinational firms and their effects on trade patterns and welfare. Her recent work links firms’ international activity with their returns on the stock market.
John Harris, Professor, works on issues of applied macroeconomic theory, regional and urban economics, and migration theory. His recent research includes comparative analysis of economic development in Africa and Southeast Asia. He also has extensive field experience in Africa and Asia, with emphasis on Indonesia, Uganda, Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.
Leroy Jones, Professor, specializes in policy-oriented micro issues in developing countries. Particular areas of interest include public enterprise, privatization, government-business solutions and industrial organization. He has substantive experience in Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, Venezuela and thirteen other countries. Professor Jones directs the Institute’s Program in Public Enterprise.
Robert King, Professor, is currently working with Ross Levine on a chapter for the Handbook of Economic Growth on Financial Markets and Economic Growth.
Laurence Kotlikoff, Professor, specializes in macroeconomics and public finance. His recent interests have been in generational accounting and in the microeconomic effects of the privatization of social security. He has advised governments around the world on fiscal and pension reform.
Kevin Lang, Professoris mainly interested in labor economics. He has worked on economic problems of Chile, Israel, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and Venezuela, and has recently studied the effects of trade liberalization on wages and employment in New Zealand and the assimilation of Russian immigrants to Israel.
Glenn Loury, Adjunct Visiting Professor, is interested in applied microeconomics and the political economy of race. His recent research has been on wage inequality, discrimination in venture capital markets, cooperative credit associations, and public policy issues related to race in the United States. His experience outside the United States has been mainly in Europe and South Africa. Professor Loury also directs the Institute for Race and Social Division.
Robert Lucas, Professor, specializes in international trade, industry, and human resources. His recent research has included union pay differentials in South Africa; industrial pollution in Brazil, China, and Mexico; and population migration in developing countries. He has worked in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Egypt, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
Robert A. Margo, Professor, specializes in labor economics and economic history. He has written extensively on the economic history of race and education in the United States, on the history of wage inequality, and on the growth of manufacturing in the 19th century. His current research focuses on the economic impact on the 1960s riots.
Jianjun Miao, Assistant Professor, specializes in economic theory, macroeconomics, financial economics and development.
Dilip Mookherjee, Professor, specializes in the area of incentives and institutions. His recent research includes tax enforcement and public administration reforms, the role of inequality, and of land reforms and contracting structures in developing countries. His main field experience has been in India.
Andrew Newman, Professor, focuses his research on contracts and organizations, income distribution, and matching relating to the fields of Information Economics and Development Economics.
Claudia Olivetti, Associate Professor, specializes in labor economics and economic history. She has written on the causes of the changing role of women in the family and in the workplace, and on the consequences of this change (with both a US and cross country focus). Her current research explores the role of early socialization for the formation of gender norms and investigates the link between marriage and intergenerational mobility in a historical perspective.
Pankaj Tandon, Associate Professor,concentrates on technological change, microeconomics, and public enterprises. He has recently worked on evaluating privately financed infrastructure projects and privatization programs. His main field experience has been in Egypt, India, Mexico, and Venezuela.
Professors Emeriti: Shane Hunt, Gustav F. Papanek and Paul P. Streeten