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

Research Fellows

Daron Acemoglu

Institute Professor in the Department of Economics Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Yann Algan

Dean of Pre-experience Programs and Professor of Economics HEC Paris School of Management

Marina Azzimonti

Senior Economist and Research Advisor Federal Reserve Bank Of Richmond; Research Associate on Economic Fluctuations and Growth (EFG) and Political Economy (POL) National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER)

Manuel Bagues

Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics Aalto University; Full Professor in the Department of Economics University Of Warwick

Sascha O. Becker

Professor and Xiaokai Yang Chair of Business and Economics Monash University; Part-time Professor of Economics University Of Warwick

Roland Bénabou

Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Princeton University

Graziella Bertocchi

President Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF); Professor of Economics University Of Modena And Reggio Emilia

Tim Besley

School Professor of Economics and Political Science and the W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics London School Of Economics And Political Science

Francesco Bianchi

Louis J. Maccini Professor of Economics Johns Hopkins University; Research Associate National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER)

Alberto Bisin

Fellow National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER); Professor of Economics New York University

Jordi Blanes i Vidal

Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy London School Of Economics And Political Science

Christopher Blattman

Co-Lead of the Development Economics Centre and the International Policy & Development Programme, the Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at the Harris School of Public Policy University Of Chicago

Tito Boeri

Full Professor and Head of the Economics Department Bocconi University; Senior Visiting Professor London School Of Economics And Political Science

Matilde Bombardini

Associate Professor in the Business and Public Policy Group University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Alessandro Bonatti

John Norris Maguire (1960) Professor of Applied Economics Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Alessandra Bonfiglioli

Professor of Economics (on leave) Queen Mary University Of London; Professor of Economics University Of Bergamo; Full Professor of Economics

Pierre Boyer

Full Professor (with Tenure) in the CREST-Department of Economics Ecole Polytechnique; Deputy director of the Institut and Program Director “Democracy and Institutions” The Institute for Public Policy (IPP)

Robin Burgess

Professor of Economics, Co-Founder and Director of the International Growth Centre and Director of the Economics of Environment and Energy Research Programme London School Of Economics And Political Science

Antonio Cabrales

Full Professor and Research Chair in Economics Universidad Carlos Iii De Madrid

Julia Cage

Professor in the Department of Economics Sciences Po Paris

Michael Callen

Associate Professor of Economics London School Of Economics And Political Science

Davide Cantoni

Ordinary Member, Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities; Professor of Economics and Economic History Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU)

Lorenzo Casaburi

Associate Professor (with Tenure) in the Department of Economics University Of Zurich

Alessandra Casella

Professor of Economics and Political Science and Co-Director of Columbia’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy Columbia University

Micael Castanheira

FNRS Research Director & Professor of Economics ECARES, Université Libre De Bruxelles

Matteo Cervellati

Research Fellow Iza Institute Of Labor Economics; Director of the Department of Economics University Of Bologna

Sylvain Chassang

Research Associate National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER); Professor of Economics Princeton University

Antonio Ciccone

Professor of Macroeconomics in the Department of Economics University Of Mannheim

Paola Conconi

Professorial Fellow at New College Oxford and a Professor of Economics (Statutory Chair) University Of Oxford

Meredith A. Crowley

Professor of Economics; Fellow, St. John's College Cambridge University Of Cambridge

Alex Cukierman

Professor of Economics Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya; Professor Emeritus Tel Aviv University

Melissa Dell

Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics Harvard University

Jeremiah Dittmar

Associate Professor of Economics London School Of Economics And Political Science

Matthias Doepke

Professor of Economics London School Of Economics And Political Science; Gerald F. and Marjorie G. Fitzgerald Professor of Economic History Northwestern University

David Dorn

UBS Foundation Professor of Globalization and Labor Markets University Of Zurich

Axel Dreher

Professor of Economics and Chair of International and Development Politics Heidelberg University

Oeindrila Dube

Philip K. Pearson Professor, Harris School of Public Policy University Of Chicago

Ruben Durante

Professor of Economics National University Of Singapore; ICREA Researcher Pompeu Fabra University

Christian Dustmann

Director Centre For Research And Analysis Of Migration; Director, The Institute for the Economy and the Future of Work Rockwool Foundation Berlin; Professor of Economics University College London

Wioletta Dziuda

Associate Professor and Deputy Dean for Faculty and Research at the Harris School of Public Policy University Of Chicago

Ruben Enikolopov

Researcher, Barcelona Institute of Political Economy and Governance; Affiliate Professor Barcelona School Of Economics; Visiting Professor New Economic School; ICREA Research Professor Pompeu Fabra University

Giovanni Facchini

Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Social Sciences University Of Nottingham

Armin Falk

Chief Executive Officer briq Institute; Professor of Economics University Of Bonn

Francesco Fasani

Associate Professor in the Department Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods University Of Milan

Raphaël Franck

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics Hebrew University Of Jerusalem

Tommaso Frattini

Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods University Of Milan

Vincenzo Galasso

Head of the Department of Social and Political Science and Professor of Economics Bocconi University

Gino Gancia

Professor of Economics Queen Mary University Of London

Hans Gersbach

Professor of Macroeconomics, Innovation and Policy Eth Zürich

Paola Giuliano

Research Associate National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER); Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management and Professor of Economics at the Anderson Graduate School of Management University Of California, Los Angeles

Mark Gradstein

Sumner T. White Professor at the Economics Department Ben-gurion University Of The Negev

Pauline Grosjean

Professor of Economics Fellow of the Econometric Society Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Luigi Guiso

AXA Professor of Household Finance Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF)

Marina Halac

Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics Yale University

Rema Hanna

Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies and Chair of the International Development Area at the Kennedy School, Faculty Director of Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at the Center for International Development Harvard University

Deniz Igan

Head of Macroeconomic Analysis Bank For International Settlements

Ethan Ilzetzki

Associate Professor of Economics (with Tenure) London School Of Economics And Political Science

Ruixue Jia

Associate Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, Co-Director of the China Data Lab University of California, San Diego

Esteban Klor

Director, The Pinhas Sapir Forum for Economic Policy in Israel; Rosita Herczeg Professor of Economics Hebrew University Of Jerusalem

Kai A. Konrad

Director Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

Michael Kremer

Faculty Fellow for the Center for International Development at Harvard Kennedy School Harvard University; University Professor in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and Director of the Development Innovation Lab University Of Chicago

Eliana La Ferrara

Professor of Public Policy Harvard Kennedy School; Scientific Director Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies Bocconi University

Camille Landais

Professor of Economics London School Of Economics And Political Science

David Levine

Joint Chair in Economics, Department of Economics and Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Study, EUI European University Institute; Leverhulme International Professor of Economics Royal Holloway University Of London

Gilat Levy

Professor of Economics London School Of Economics And Political Science

Claire Lim

Professor of Economics Queen Mary University Of London

Kristóf Madarász

Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy London School Of Economics And Political Science

Alexey Makarin

Assistant Professor of Applied Economics MIT Sloan School of Management

Marco Manacorda

Professor of Economics and Public Policy Queen Mary University Of London; Joint Managing Editor of The Economic Journal Royal Economic Society

Dalia Marin

Senior Research Fellow Bruegel; Professor of International Economics Technical University Of Munich

Giovanni Mastrobuoni

Vice-Dean and Carlo Alberto Chair Collegio Carlo Alberto; Honorary Professor of Economics University Of Essex; Professor of Economics University Of Turin

Filip Matějka

Associate Professor with Tenure Center For Economic Research And Graduate Education - Economics Institute (CERGE-EI); Researcher at the Economics Institute, the Czech Academy of Sciences; Associate Professor Charles University

Andrea Mattozzi

Visiting Professor European University Institute; Professor of Economics University Of Bologna

Anna Maria Mayda

Professor of Economics (with Tenure) in the Department of Economics and School of Foreign Service Georgetown University

Kris Mitchener

Robert and Susan Finocchio Endowed Chair & Professor of Economics in the Leavey School of Business Santa Clara University

Omer Moav

Professor in the School of Economics Reichman University; Professor in the Department of Economics University Of Warwick

Massimo Morelli

Professor of Political Science and Economics, Director of the Research Unit Pericles in the Baffi Carefin Center Bocconi University

Ameet Morjaria

Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences Kellogg School Of Management, Northwestern University

Hannes Mueller

Programme Director of the M.Sc. Data Science for Decision Making and Associate Research Professor Barcelona School Of Economics; Tenured Researcher Institute for Economic Analysis

Sharun Mukand

Professor and Research Leader of Politics, Culture and Development at the CAGE Research Centre, Professor of Economics University Of Warwick

Tommaso Nannicini

Full Professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences (currently on leave) Bocconi University; Full Professor of Political Economy, School of Transnational Governance European University Institute

Salvatore Nunnari

Associate Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Bocconi Experimental Laboratory for the Social Sciences Bocconi University

Gianmarco Ottaviano

Professor of Economics, Achille and Giulia Boroli Chair in European Studies and Co-Director of the Globalization and Industry Dynamics Research Unit at Baffi Carefin Bocconi University

Gerard Padró i Miquel

Director of the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy and Professor of Economics and Political Science Yale University

Nuno Palma

Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, and Director of The Arthur Lewis Lab for Comparative Development University Of Manchester

Rohini Pande

Professor (Courtesy), Jackson School of Global Affairs; Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center Yale University

Elias Papaioannou

Academic Co-Director LBS Wheeler Institute for Business and Development; Professor of Economics London Business School

Luboš Pástor

Charles P. McQuaid Distinguished Service Professor of Finance and Robert King Steel Faculty Fellow, Chicago Booth School of Business University Of Chicago

Eleonora Patacchini

Professor of Economics Bocconi University; Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair of International Political Economy (on leave) Cornell University

Enrico Perotti

Founder and Director of the Research Platform 'A Sustainable Future' at UVA Senior Advisor Financial Stability DNB Member of the ESRB Advisory Scientific Committee European Central Bank; Professor of International Finance University Of Amsterdam

Torsten Persson

Swedish Research Council Distinguished Professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University

Maria Petrova

Researcher, Barcelona Institute for Political Economy and Government; Affiliate Professor Barcelona School Of Economics; ICREA Research Professor and Associate Professor of Economics Pompeu Fabra University

Facundo Piguillem

Associate Professor of Economics Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF)

Thomas Piketty

Co-director, World Inequality Lab & World Inequality Database; Professor of Economics Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Paolo Pinotti

Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Economics at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, and Endowed Chair in the Economic Analysis of Crime Bocconi University; Coordinator Ing. Rodolfo Debenedetti Foundation

Giacomo Ponzetto

Affiliated Professor Barcelona School Of Economics; Senior Researcher Centre De Recerca En Economia Internacional (CREI)

Giovanni Prarolo

Associate Professor at the Department of Economics University Of Bologna

Andrea Prat

Richard Paul Richman Professor of Business and Professor of Economics Columbia University

Nancy Qian

James J. O'Connor Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences at Kellogg MEDS Northwestern University

Hillel Rapoport

Professor Paris School of Economics (PSE); Professor University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

Enrichetta Ravina

Senior Economist Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago; Bertil Danielsson Visiting Professor Swedish House Of Finance

Ronny Razin

Professor of Economics London School Of Economics And Political Science

Marta Reynal-Querol

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

Alessandro Riboni

Researcher and Permanent Member Center for Research in Economics and Statistics; Professor of Economics Ecole Polytechnique

Johanna Rickne

Part-time Professor of Economics Stockholm School Of Economics; Professor of Economics Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University; Part-time Professor of Economics University Of Nottingham

Dani Rodrik

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard University

Dominic Rohner

Co-Director of the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics Hec Lausanne

Gérard Roland

E. Morris Cox Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science University Of California, Berkeley

Christopher Roth

Senior Research Fellow Max Planck Institute For Research On Collective Goods; Professor of Economics and Management University of Cologne

Gilles Saint-Paul

Professor of Economics École Normale Supérieure; PSE Chaired Professor Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Florian Scheuer

UBS Foundation Professor of Economics of Institutions and Chairman of the Department of Economics University Of Zurich

Moritz Schularick

President Kiel Institute For The World Economy; Professor of economics Sciences Po Paris; Director & Professor of Economics University Of Bonn

Sandra Sequeira

Associate Professor at the International Development Department London School Of Economics And Political Science

Sandro Shelegia

Affiliated Professor Barcelona School Of Economics; Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Business Pompeu Fabra University

Konstantin Sonin

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

Francesco Squintani

Director of the Quantitative and Analytical Political Economy Centre and Professor of Economics University Of Warwick

Stefanie Stantcheva

Founder of the Social Economics Lab; Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy Harvard University

Adam Szeidl

Professor in the Department of Economics and Business Central European University

Guido Tabellini

Professor of Economics, Intesa Sanpaolo Chair in Political Economics and Vice President Bocconi University

Andrea Tesei

Associate Professor of Economics Queen Mary University Of London

Edoardo Teso

Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University

Mathias Thoenig

Professor of Economics at the School of Business and Economics Hec Lausanne; Centenary Visiting Professor of PPE at the Department of Economics University Of Oxford

Fellow, International Trade and Regional Economics / Fellow, Macroeconomics and Growth / RPN Member, Preventing Conflict: Policies for Peace / Fellow, Political Economy / RPN Member, Geoeconomics

Manuel Trajtenberg

Research Associate National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER); Professor Emeritus of Economics Tel Aviv University

Francesco Trebbi

Co-director of the NBER Political Economy Programme National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER); Bernard T. Rocca Jr. Chair and Professor of Business and Public Policy University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Christoph Trebesch

Director of Research Area "International Finance and Macroeconomics" Kiel Institute For The World Economy; Professor of Economics Kiel University

Jean-Robert Tyran

Professor Economics (part-time) University Of Copenhagen; Professor of Economics and Director of the Vienna Center for Experimental Economics University Of Vienna

Oliver Vanden Eynde

Research Fellow French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS); Chaired Professor Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Andrés Velasco

Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy London School Of Economics And Political Science

Thierry Verdier

Professor of Economics Paris School of Economics (PSE); Professor of Economics Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Pietro Veronesi

Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance, Deputy Dean for Faculty and Faculty Director for Diversity and Inclusion University Of Chicago

David Vines

Professor of Economics and a Fellow of Balliol College University Of Oxford

Nico Voigtländer

Dean's Term Chair in Management and Professor of Economics at the Anderson School of Managment University Of California, Los Angeles

Hans-Joachim Voth

Scientific Director, UBS Center for Economics in Society; UBS Foundation Professor of Economics University Of Zurich

David Yanagizawa-Drott

Professor of Development and Emerging Markets in the Department of Economics University Of Zurich

Leeat Yariv

Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences; Uwe E. Reinhardt Professor of Economics Princeton University

Noam Yuchtman

Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy London School Of Economics And Political Science

Fabrizio Zilibotti

Fellow, Pauli Murray College; Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics Yale University

Research Affiliates

Francesco Amodio

Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Institute for the Study of International Development Mcgill University

Elliott Ash

Associate Professor of Law, Economics, and Data Science Eth Zürich

Sebastian Axbard

Senior Lecturer of Economics Queen Mary University Of London; Research Affiliate The Alan Turing Institute

Audinga Baltrunaite

Economist in the Economics and Law Research Department Bank Of Italy; Member of the AXA Research Lab on Gender Equality Bocconi University

Arjada Bardhi

Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics New York University

Samuel Bazzi

Professor, Department of Economics and School of Global Policy & Strategy University of California, San Diego

Mattia Bertazzini

Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences University Of Nottingham

Christine Binzel

Full Professor of Economics, Economy and Society of the Middle East University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Laurent Bouton

Professor of Economics Georgetown University; Research Associate National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER)

Luca Braghieri

Assistant Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences Bocconi University

Fernanda Brollo

Senior Economist in the Fiscal Affairs Department and the Expenditure Policy Division International Monetary Fund

Pamela Campa

Associate Professor of Economics Stockholm School Of Economics

Nathan Canen

Associate Professor in the Department of Economics University Of Warwick

Felipe Carozzi

Associate Professor of Urban Economics and Economic Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment London School Of Economics And Political Science

Katherine Casey

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; Associate Professor of Political Economy Stanford Graduate School Of Business

Gianmarco Daniele

Executive Director of the CLEAN Unit on the Economics of Crime Bocconi University; Associate Professor (with Tenure) in the Faculty of Law University Of Milan

Erika Deserranno

Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics Bocconi University; Associate Professor (untenured) in the MEDS Department of the Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University

Thiemo Fetzer

Professor of Economics University Of Bonn; Theme Leader for Globalisation and Global Crises, Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE); Professor of Economics University Of Warwick

Stefano Fiorin

Affiliate, Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER); Assistant Professor in the Ettore Bocconi Department of Economics Bocconi University

Dana Foarta

Assistant Professor of Political Economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business Stanford University

Vasiliki Fouka

Associate Professor of Political Science and Center Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Stanford University

Ingar Haaland

Associate Professor in the Department of Economics Norwegian School Of Economics (nhh)

Martin Kanz

Senior Economist for the Development Research Group The World Bank

Julien Labonne

Associate Professor in Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government University Of Oxford

Giampaolo Lecce

Assistant Professor of Economic History in the Faculty of Economics and Business University Of Groningen

Gianmarco Leon-Ciliotta

Affiliated Professor Barcelona School Of Economics; Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Business Pompeu Fabra University

Ro'ee Levy

Senior Lecturer, School of Economics Tel Aviv University

Benjamin Marx

Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics Boston University; Associated Professor & Researcher in the Department of Economics Sciences Po Paris

Suanna Oh

Invited Researcher Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL); Assistant Professor Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Luigi Pascali

Ramon y Cajal Fellow and Associate Professor of Economics Pompeu Fabra University; Kenen Fellow in the Department of Economics Princeton University

Vincent Pons

Michael B. Kim Associate Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School; Faculty Research Fellow National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER)

Mounu Prem

Associate Professor Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF)

Anna Raute

Visiting Senior Fellow at STICERD London School Of Economics And Political Science; Senior Lecturer of Economics (on Leave) Queen Mary University Of London

Alessia Russo

Associate Professor (RTDb) in the Department of Economics and Management University Of Padua

Andreas Stegmann

Invited Researcher at J-PAL Affiliated Researcher, Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE); Associate Professor in the Department of Economics University Of Warwick

Marco Tabellini

Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit Harvard Business School