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

Researchers

Yann Algan

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

Ghazala Azmat

Professor Professor of Economics Sciences Po Paris - University

Manuel Bagues

Professor University Of Essex; Professor University Of Warwick

oriana bandiera

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

Roland Bénabou

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

Jeanet Bentzen

Associate Professor, Department of Economics The University of Copenhagen

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 London School of Economics and Political Science

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 Science

Matilde Bombardini

Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Pierre C Boyer

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

Julia Cagé

Associate Professor of Economics Professor Sciences Po Paris - University

Davide Cantoni

Professor of Economic History Bibliothek Wirtscharftswiseneschaften - University of Munich

Fellow, Economic History / Fellow, Macroeconomics and Growth / Fellow, Political Economy / RPN Member, Preventing Conflict: Policies for Peace

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

Gabriella Conti

Professor in Economics in the Department of Economics University College London

Mathieu Couttenier

Professor of Economics Ecole Normale Superieure De Lyon

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

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 University Of Oxford

Jeremiah Dittmar

Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Science

Quoc-Anh Do

Associate Professor Monash University; Associate Professor Sciences Po Paris - University

RPN Member, Preventing Conflict: Policies for Peace / Fellow, Political Economy

Matthias Doepke

Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Science

David Dorn

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

Axel Dreher

Professor of International and Development Politics Heidelberg University

Christian Dustmann

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

Ruben Enikolopov

ICREA Research Professor New Economic School; Visiting Professor Pompeu Fabra University

Armin Falk

Chief Executive Officer briq; Professor of Economics University Of Bonn

Ernst Fehr

Fellow, Labour Economics / Fellow, Political Economy / RPN Member, Central Bank Communication

Raphael Franck

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Senior Lecturer

Tommaso Frattini

Research Affiliate Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods University Of Milan

Vincenzo Galasso

Professor of Economics Bocconi University; Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research

Gino Gancia

Professor of Economics Queen Mary University Of London

Hans Gersbach

Professor of Macroeconomics: Innovation and Policy Eth Zürich

Maitreesh Ghatak

Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Science

Paola Giuliano

Research Associate National Bureau Of Economic Research; Professor of Economics Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management UCLA Anderson School of Management UCLA

Pauline Grosjean

Fellow Research Associate Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor, School of Economics University of New South Wales (UNSW); Professor of Economics

Luigi Guiso

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

Rema Hanna

Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies Harvard Business School

Ethan Ilzetzki

Associate Professor London School of Economics and Political Science

Ruixue Jia

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

Affiliate, Economic History / Fellow, Political Economy / RPN Member, Preventing Conflict: Policies for Peace

Esteban Klor

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

Kai A. Konrad

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Director Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

Fellow, Public Economics / Fellow, Political Economy / RPN Member, Preventing Conflict: Policies for Peace

Kai Konrad

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Director Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

Wojciech Kopczuk

Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs Columbia University

Per Krusell

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

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

Andrea Mattozzi

Professor of Economics VIsiting Professor of Economics European University Institute

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

Hannes Mueller

Associate Research Professor and Program Director Barcelona School Of Economics; Associate Professor ICREA Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Tenured Researcher Institute for Economic Analysis

Nuno Palma

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Department of Economics 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

Lubos Pastor

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

Enrico Perotti

Founding President, A Sustainable Future, University of Amsterdam Member of Advisory Scientific Committee, European Systemic Risk Board Professor of International Finance University Of Amsterdam

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 Imperial College London - Business School; Fellow Institute For Fiscal Studies; Adjunct Professor, Centre for Health Economics Monash University

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

James Robinson

Professor, Harris School of Public Policy University of Chicago

Dani Rodrik

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy Harvard University

Gerard Roland

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

Florian Scheuer

UBS Foundation Professor of Economics of Institutions Universitat Zurich

Moritz Schularick

RPN Member, Populism / Fellow, Political Economy / RPN Member, European Financial Architecture

Sandra Sequeira

Associate Professor London School of Economics and Political Science

Konstantin Sonin

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

Mathias Thoenig

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics HEC Lausanne

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

Francesco Trebbi

Professor of Business and Public Policy University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Christoph Trebesch

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

Andres 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

Nico Voigtländer

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

Research affiliates

Samuel Bazzi

Associate Professor of Economics University of California, San Diego

Christine Binzel

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

Felipe Carozzi

Associate Professor London School of Economics and Political Science

Ruben Durante

Affiliated Professor Barcelona School Of Economics; Research Fellow Cesifo; Research Fellow Professor Pompeu Fabra University; Professor Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Affiliate, Political Economy / RPN Member, Populism / RPN Member, Media Plurality

Dana Foarta

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

Daniele Gianmarco

Executive Director, CLEAN Bocconi University; Assistant Professor University Of Milan

Alexey Makarin

Assistant Professor Assistant Professor in Economics Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF); Assistant Professor in Economics MIT Sloan School Of Management

Joana Naritomi

Assistant Professor London School of Economics and Political Science

Arash Nekoei

Assistant Professor of Economics Swedish Institute for Social Research

Amma Panin

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

Facundo Piguillem

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

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

Alessia Russo

Assistant Professor Bi Norwegian Business School; Senior Assistant Professor (RTDb) University of Padua

andrea tesei

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

Edoardo Teso

Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences Northwestern University