The Political Economy (POE) programme caters to an increasing demand for political economy research in economics and political science. The world is facing radical political transformations and a public backlash against globalization, immigration, and inequality, which have ignited extreme policy positions in many countries, both developed and developing. Altogether, these topics call for more discussion in the scientific community on the interaction between politics and economics.

The POE programme aims to foster a lively intellectual debate on these issues, as well as the broader perennial political problems associated with political economy research, spread research findings to a broader audience, and offer policymakers valuable recommendations for the design of novel and ambitious policies.

Key areas covered are:-

  • influence of political frictions on economic policies
  • link between political failures and market failures, including protests and conflicts
  • effects of media, lobbying and corruption on political and economic outcomes
  • political institutions design, voting systems/behaviour and cultural economics

 

Programme Directors

Helios Herrera

Professor University Of Warwick

Fellow, Political Economy / Programme Director, Political Economy / RPN Member, Populism

Researchers

Yann Algan

Dean of Pre-experience Programs and Professor of Economics Hec Paris

Manuel Bagues

Professor University of Essex; Professor University Of Warwick

Oriana Bandiera

Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Roland Benabou

Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Princeton University

Jeanet Bentzen

Associate Professor, Department of Economics University of Copenhagen

Tim Besley

School Professor of Economics and Political Science London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Emily Blanchard

Associate Professor, Tuck School of Business Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Christopher Blattman

Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at the University of Chicago, in the Harris School of Public Policy University Of Chicago

David Bloom

Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography Harvard University

Tito Boeri

Centennial Professor London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Matilde Bombardini

Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics University of British Columbia

Pierre C Boyer

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics École Polytechnique

Julia Cagé

Associate Professor of Economics Professor Sciences-Po Paris - University

Davide Cantoni

Professor of Economic History Bibliothek Wirtscharftswiseneschaften - University of Munich

Carlo Carraro

Professor of Environmental Economics Ca Foscari University of Venice

Matteo Cervellati

Research Fellow IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Professor of Economics University Of Bologna

Raj Chetty

William A. Ackman Professor of Public Economics Harvard University

Paola Conconi

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics ECARES, ULB

Gabriella Conti

Associate Professor in Economics in the Department of Economics and in the Department of Social Science University College London

Giacomo Corneo

Professor of Public Finance and Social Policy Freie Universität Berlin

Meredith A. Crowley

University Reader, University of Cambridge; Fellow, St. John’s College University Of Cambridge

Alex Cukierman

Professor Emeritus of economics Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor Emeritus Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya; Professor Emeritus Tel Aviv University

Klaus Desmet

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor Southern Methodist University

Michael Devereux

Director of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, Professor of Business Taxation, Professorial Fellow at Oriel College and CEPR Research Fellow Department of Economics, University of Oxford

Jeremiah Dittmar

Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Sciences

David Dorn

Chair of International Trade and Labor Markets Universitat Zurich; UBS Foundation Professor of Globalization and Labor Markets

Axel Dreher

Professor of International and Development Politics Heidelberg University

Christian Dustmann

Director Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration; Professor of Economics University College London

Eric Baird French

Co-Director Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy; Professor of Economics University College London

Vincenzo Galasso

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics Universita' Luigi Bocconi

Gino Gancia

Professor of Economics Queen Mary University Of London

Hans Gersbach

Professor of Macroeconomics: Innovation and Policy Eth Zurich

Maitreesh Ghatak

Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Paola Giuliano

Research Associate National Bureau of Economic Research; Professor of Economics and Justice Elwood Lui Endowed Term Chair in Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management Ucla

Helios Herrera

Professor University Of Warwick

Fellow, Political Economy / Programme Director, Political Economy / RPN Member, Populism

Andrea Ichino

Managing Editor Economic Policy; Professor of Economics European University Institute; Professor of Economics University Of Bologna

Ruixue Jia

Visiting Senior Fellow London School of Economics and Political Sciences; Associate Professor University of California, San Diego; Associate Professor University of California, San Diego

Esteban Klor

Professor, Department of Economics Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Professor of Economics

Wojciech Kopczuk

Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs Columbia University

Dirk Krueger

Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics and Finance (Secondary) University Of Pennsylvania

Per Krusell

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Savings Banks Foundations and Swedbank Chair in Macroeconomics, IIES Swedish Institute for Social Research

Eliana La Ferrara

Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Harvard University

Fellow, Development Economics / Fellow, Political Economy / Programme Director, Development Economics / RPN Member, Preventing Conflict: Policies for Peace

Victor Lavy

William Haber Chaired Professor of Economics Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Chaired Professor of Economics Royal Holloway University of London

Ben Lockwood

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics University Of Warwick

Marco Manacorda

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics and Public Policy Queen Mary University Of London

Costas Meghir

Douglas A. Warner III Professor of Economics Yale University

Kris Mitchener

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Robert & Susan Finocchio Professor of Economics Santa Clara University

Massimo Morelli

Professor of Political Science and Economics Universita' Luigi Bocconi

Ameet Morjaria

Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University

Nuno Palma

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Department of Economics and Research Affiliate, CEPR The University Of Manchester

Rohini Pande

Professor Harvard University; Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center Yale University

Daniele Paserman

Professor of Economics Boston University; Research Affiliate Centre for Economic Policy Research

Luboš Pástor

Charles P. McQuaid Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business University Of Chicago

Torsten Persson

Swedish Research Council Distinguished Professor, Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) Swedish Institute for Social Research

Maria Petrova

Affiliate Professor ICREA Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Alfa-Bank Associate Professor of Economics New Economic School; ICREA Research Professor Pompeu Fabra University

Andrea Prat

Richard Paul Richman Professor Columbia University

Fellow, Industrial Organization / Fellow, Organizational Economics / Fellow, Political Economy / Programme Director, Organizational Economics / RPN Member, Media Plurality

Carol Propper

Professor of Economics, TBS, Imperial College Imperial College London; Professor of Economics of Public Policy, CMPO University of Bristol

Ronny Razin

Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Marta Reynal-Querol

ICREA Research Professor, Professor of Economics, Director of IPEG, Department of Economics and Business Pompeu Fabra University

James Robinson

Professor, Harris School of Public Policy University Of Chicago

Dani Rodrik

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy Harvard University

Dominic Rohner

Professor of Economics HEC Lausanne

Fellow, Development Economics / Fellow, Political Economy / RPN Leader, Preventing Conflict: Policies for Peace

Florian Scheuer

UBS Foundation Professor of Economics of Institutions Universitat Zurich

Sandra Sequeira

Associate Professor London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Konstantin Sonin

John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor, Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy Studies University Of Chicago

Mathias Thoenig

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics HEC-Lausanne (University of Lausanne)

Christoph Trebesch

Professor of Economics Kiel Institute for World Economics; Professor of Economics Kiel University

Jean-Robert Tyran

Professor of Economics and Director, Vienna Center for Experimental Economics (VCEE) Department of Economics, University of Bergen

Andrés Velasco

Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Thierry Verdier

Professor of Economics Paris School Of Economics; Professor of Economics Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Nico Voigtländer

Associate Professor of Economics University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management

Yves Zenou

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor and Richard Snape Chair in Business and Economics Monash University

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics Paris School Of Economics

Research affiliates

Christine Binzel

Professor of Economics: Economy and Society of the Middle East Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; Professor of Economics University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Dana Foarta

Assistant Professor Assistant Professor MIT Sloan School of Management; Assistant Professor Stanford University

Daniele Gianmarco

Executive Director, CLEAN Universita' Luigi Bocconi; Assistant Professor University of Milan

Xavier Jaravel

Associate Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Alexey Makarin

Assistant Professor Assistant Professor in Economics Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance; Assistant Professor in Economics MIT Sloan School of Management

Joana Naritomi

Assistant Professor London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Arash Nekoei

Assistant Professor of Economics Swedish Institute for Social Research

Amma Panin

Assistant Professor of Economics IRES/LIDAM - UCLouvain; Assistant Professor

Facundo Piguillem

Associate Professor of Economics Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance

Vincent Pons

Associate Professor Harvard Business School; Faculty Research Fellow National Bureau of Economic Research; Faculty Research Fellow Nber

Anna Raute

Assistant Professor in Economics Queen Mary University Of London

Dominik Sachs

Assistant Professor European University Institute; Associate Professor of Economics Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Camille Terrier

Assistant Professor, HEC Lausanne HEC-Lausanne (University of Lausanne)

andrea tesei

Affiliate Centre for Economic Policy Research; Associate Professor of Economics Queen Mary University Of London

Edoardo Teso

Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences Northwestern University