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Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy

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Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy

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Faculty

beim

Deborah Beim, Ph.D., Princeton University, 2013, is an assistant professor of political science. Her research focuses on American courts. Her current research examines interactions between the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals. In 2014-2015, she will teach courses on American politics, judicial politics, and game theory.

Campus address: 77 Prospect Street, Room C124
Email: deborah.beim@yale.edu


Seok-ju Cho

Seok–ju Cho, Ph. D., University of Rochester, 2005 is Assistant Professor in Political Science. His research concerns political bargaining and electoral competition under alternative constitutional or institutional arrangements. In 2005–2006, he will be teaching “Positive Political Theory,” “Fundamentals of Modeling II,” and “Models of Bargaining.”

Campus address: 115 Prospect Street, Room 309
Phone: (203) 432–5262
Email: seok–ju.cho@yale.edu


Debs

Alexandre Debs, Ph.D., MIT, 2007, is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. He also serves as the co-director of the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy at Yale University. His research and teaching interests focus on the causes of interstate war, nuclear proliferation, and democratization. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, International Security, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, among other outlets. In 2014-2015, Alexandre is teaching courses on nuclear politics and game theory.

Campus address: 115 Prospect Street, Room 311
Email: alexandre.debs@yale.edu


Ana De La O

Ana L. De La O, is associate professor of Political Science at Yale University, where she is affiliated with the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Institution of Social and Policy Studies, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Her research relates to the political economy of poverty alleviation, clientelism and the provision of public goods. She is author of Crafting Policies to End Poverty in Latin America (Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press). Her articles have appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. She earned her PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She teaches courses on the political economy of poverty alleviation, paradigms of political economy, the politics of redistribution, and quantitative research methods.

Campus address: 124 Prospect Street, Room 310
Phone: (203) 432–5234
Email: ana.delao@yale.edu


Alan Gerber, Ph.D., MIT, 1994 is the Dilley Professor of Political Science and Professor of Economics (by courtesy) at Yale University, where he is also Director of the Center for the Study of American Politics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and of the American Academy of Arts and Science. His research and teaching focuses on experimental methods, statistics, and American politics. He has published in numerous academic journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics, as well as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Campus address: 77 Prospect Street
Phone: (203) 432-5232
Email: alan.gerber@yale.edu


 

Johannes Hörner, PhD, University of Pennsylvania 2000 is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, and member of the Cowles Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and a council member of the game theory society. His research interest include repeated games, dynamic games, and games of incomplete information. He has written numerous articles for a variety of economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, The Review of Economic Studies and The Quarterly Journal of Economics.


Giovanni Maggi

Susan Hyde, is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Yale University. Her research examines how international actors attempt to change politics or policies within sovereign states, particularly in the developing world. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2006. She has held residential fellowships at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and Princeton University's Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance. Her first book, The Pseudo-Democrat's Dilemma: Why Election Observation Became an International Norm, was published by Cornell University Press in 2011, and has received the Chadwick F. Alger Prize for the best book on the subject of international organization and multilateralism, the best book award from the Comparative Democratization section of the American Political Science Association, and Yale’s 2012 Gustav Ranis International Book Prize. Her articles have appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, The Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Political Analysis, and World Politics.

Campus address: 55 Hillhouse Ave, Room 207
Phone: (203) 432–5672
Email: susan.hyde@yale.edu


Giovanni Maggi

Giovanni Maggi, Ph.D., Stanford University, 1994, is the Howard H. Leach Professor of Economics & International Affairs. He is a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and faculty research fellow for the Center for Economic Policy Research. His research and teaching interests include international trade, political economy, and industrial organizations. He has written numerous articles for a variety of economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, International Economic Review, and The Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Campus address: 37 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 27
Phone: (203) 432–3569
Email: giovanni.maggi@yale.edu


Mobarak

Mushfiq Mobarak is an associate professor of economics at the Yale School of Management. He is a development economist with interests in environmental issues. Professor Mobarak has several ongoing research projects in Bangladesh, India, Malawi and Brazil. He conducts field experiments exploring ways to induce people in developing countries to adopt technologies or behaviors that are likely to be welfare improving.
Professor Mobarak co-chairs the Urban Services Initiative at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, and leads the Bangladesh Research Program for the ‘International Growth Centre (IGC)’ at LSE and Oxford.  He has previously worked as an economist at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the World Bank and at the International Monetary Fund.


John Roemer

Margaret Peters is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. Prior to coming to Yale, she was an Assistant Professor and Thrice Family Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses broadly on international political economy with a special focus on the politics of migration. She earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2011. Her dissertation on the relationship between trade and capital policy and immigration policy won the American Political Science Association’s Helen Dwight Reid award for the best dissertation on international relations, law and politics. Her work has appeared in International Organization. She teaches classes on international political economy and migration.

Margaret Peters
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Yale University
margaret.peters@yale.edu
http://margaretpeters.commons.yale.edu/


Qian

Nancy Qian, Ph.D., MIT, 2005, is an Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University, where she teaches development economics. Her research is focused on providing rigorous empirical evidence for a set of core questions in development economics that fall broadly under three categories: demography and development, growth and development, and institutions and development. Nancy’s work has been published in top academic journals, including the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and has been featured by media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio. She has been an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and a Harvard Academy Scholar, and has received research grants from organizations such as the National Science Foundation. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Development Economics and the Journal of European Economics Association, and has consulted for agencies such as The World Bank and the Global Development Network.

Campus Address: 27 Hillhouse Ave.
Phone: (203) 432-3639
email: nancy.qian@yale.edu


John Roemer

John Roemer, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, (Economics), 1974, is the Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Professor of Political Science and Economics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and has been a Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation. His research concerns political economy, and distributive justice. He is currently teaching Political Competition and a Workshop in Political Economy. Publications include: Political Competition, Harvard University Press, 2001; Equality of Opportunity, Harvard University Press, 1998, Theories of Distributive Justice, Harvard University Press, 1996.

Campus address: 115 Prospect Street, Room 313
Phone: (203) 432–5249
Email: john.roemer@yale.edu


Susan Rose-Ackerman

Susan Rose–Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence (Law and Political Science). Professor Rose-Ackerman has written widely on administrative law, corruption, federalism, and law and economics. Her most recent books are Due Process of Lawmaking (with Stefanie Egidy and James Fowkes, forthcoming 2014), Anti-Corruption Policy: Can International Actors Play a Constructive Role? (editor with Paul Carrington), Comparative Administrative Law (editor with Peter Lindseth, 2010), International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption (vol. I, editor, 2006; vol. II, editor with Tina Søreide, 2011); From Elections to Democracy: Building Accountable Government in Hungary and Poland (2005); Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences and Reform, 1999 (translated into 17 languages); and Controlling Environmental Policy: The Limits of Public Law in Germany and the United States (1995). Her current research and teaching interests are the comparative study of administrative law and public policy analysis with a focus on the United States and Western Europe, and the political economy of corruption and its control. She directs the program in Comparative Administrative Law at Yale Law School, and she holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. from Yale University.

Campus address: Law School, 217 Wall Street, Room 217
Phone: (203) 432–4891
Email: susan.rose–ackerman@yale.edu


Frances Rosenbluth

Frances Rosenbluth, Ph.D., Columbia University, 1988, is the Damon Wells Professor of International Politics and Deputy Provost for the Social Sciences and for Faculty Development and Diversity. She has received research support from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Fulbright Commission, the National Science Foundation, the Council on Foreign Affairs, and the Abe Foundation. She was awarded the Leubbert Prize for best book in comparative politics in 1997, best paper from the Comparative Section of the APSA in 2003, and best paper from the Political Economy Section of the APSA in 2004. Her current research concerns war and constitutions, the political economy of gender, and Japanese politics and political economy. Her most recent books are Japan Transformed (with Michael Thies, Princeton University Press, 2010); Women, Work, and Politics (with Torben Iversen, Yale University Press, 2010), and War and Statebuilding in Medieval Japan (co-edited with John Ferejohn, Stanford University Press, 2010).

Campus address: 1 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 201
Phone: (203) 432–4449
Email: frances.rosenbluth@yale.edu


washington

Ebonya Washington, PhD MIT 2003, is Professor of Economics. She also serves as the co–director of the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy at Yale University. Her political economy work focuses on the representation and political efficacy of low-income and minority Americans and the psychological motivations and consequences of political participation. Professor Washington also studies the financial behavior of low-income Americans. Her work has appeared in the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics among other publications.
 
Campus address: 37 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 36
Phone: (203) 432-9901
Email: ebonya.washington@yale.edu


weese

Eric Weese, Ph.D., MIT, 2009, is an Assistant Professor of Economics. His research focuses on political economy, economic development, and economic growth. In 2014-2015, Eric will teach courses on political economy, econometrics and data analysis, and separatism and annexation.

Campus address: 27 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 18B
Phone: (203) 432-3617
Email address: eric.weese@yale.edu