Fields: Macroeconomics, International Finance, Political Economy
Professor Hassan’s research focuses on international finance, macro-finance, and social factors in economic growth. Some of his recent papers study the effects of uncertainty on firm behavior and on the allocation of capital across countries. Another set of papers studies the effect of social structure on economic growth and the effect of historical migration and ethnic diversity on foreign direct investment. Hassan’s work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Finance, and other top-journals. He is a research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Economic Policy Research.