Samuel Bazzi’s research lies at the intersection of development economics and political economy, with a focus on how individuals and nations adapt to the challenges of diversity in a global world. He is particularly interested in understanding the barriers to labor mobility, how migration shapes culture, and how policy can mitigate the adverse effects of diversity. Prior to joining UC San Diego, Bazzi worked as an assistant professor of economics at Boston University, and also served as a visiting assistant professor at MIT in 2017. He is a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Bazzi earned his doctorate from UC San Diego in economics in 2013.