Kate Baldwin, is an associate professor of political science and a faculty fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. She is the author of the book The Paradox of Traditional Chiefs in Democratic Africa (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Her current research projects analyze politics in weak states, examining how non-state actors – such as traditional leaders, churches and NGOs – interact with the national state to affect development and democracy. She is also affiliated with the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.
Alexandre Debs, Ph.D., MIT, 2007, is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. Alexandre’s research focuses on the causes of war, nuclear proliferation, and democratization. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in top political science and international relations journals, such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, International Organization, and International Security. He is the author of the book “Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation” (with Nuno Monteiro), published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. He teaches courses on nuclear politics and game theory.
Ana L. De La O Torres, 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 (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.
Alan Gerber, Alan Gerber is Sterling Professor of Political Science, director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and professor of economics and of and statistics and data science at Yale University. He also has affiliations in the Yale School of Public Health and the Jackson School of Global Affairs. Previously he was appointed the Faculty of Arts and Sciences divisional director for the social sciences and became the inaugural FAS dean of social science, serving in this role from 2014 to 2021. His current research focuses on the political economy of evidence production and use in public policy and organizations. He has published extensively on the application of experimental methods to the study of campaign communications, and he has designed and performed experimental evaluations of many political communications programs, both partisan and non-partisan in nature. His book on field experiments, co-authored with Donald Green, is a widely used resource for researchers seeking to apply field experimental methods to problems in the social sciences.
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. His research and teaching interests include international trade and political economy. He has written numerous articles for a variety of economics journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy and The Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Isabela Mares Isabela Mares is the Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science and the Director of the European Union Center at Yale. She specializes in the comparative politics of Europe. Professor Mares has written extensively on labor market and social policy reforms, the political economy of taxation, electoral clientelism, reforms limiting electoral corruption. Her current research examines the political responses to antiparliamentarism in both contemporary and historical settings. She is the author of five books: The Politics of Social Risk: Business and Welfare State Development (New York: Cambridge University Press 2003), Taxation, Wage Bargaining and Unemployment (New York: Cambridge University Press 2006), From Open Secrets to Secret Voting (New York: Cambridge University Press 2015), Conditionality and Coercion: Electoral clientelism in Eastern Europe (co-authored with Lauren Young, Oxford University Press 2018) and Protecting the Ballot: How First Wave Democracies Ended Electoral Corruption (Princeton: Princeton University Press 2022). Her work has received numerous awards, including the Gregory Luebbert Award for best book in Comparative Politics of APSA, the Willam Riker Award for best book in Political Economy of APSA and the Gregory Luebbert Award for best paper in comparative politics at APSA, among others.
Daniel Mattingly, PhD University of California, Berkeley, 2016, is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He studies authoritarian politics and historical political economy with a focus on China. He is the author of The Art of Political Control in China (Cambridge University Press, 2020), which examines how the Chinese state controls protests and implements ambitious social policies. It was named one of the best books of 2020 by Foreign Affairs and received the best book award from the Democracy and Autocracy Section of the American Political Science Association. His current book project examines the role of the military in China’s domestic and international politics.
Adam Meirowitz, Ph.D Stanford University, is Professor of Political Science and fellow atthe institution fo Social and Policy Studies. He also holds a secondary appointment in Economics and is a member of the research staff at the Cowles Foundation. He is a political economist with interests in voting theory, international conflict, electoral politics and corporate governance as well as game theory. His work has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Financial Economics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Games and Economic Behavior, the Journal of Economic Theory as well as a range of other theory and political science journal. He has coauthored, Political Game Theory with Cambridge University Press. He earned his PhD at Stanford Univesity (GSB, 2002) and was on the faculty at Princeton University and the University of Utah prior to joining the faculty at Yale.
Gerard Padró i Miquel is a Professor of Economics and Political Science and the current director of the Leitner Program. He is a political economist whose research focuses on the political frictions that lead to economic underdevelopment, with a focus on conflict, corruption and accountability. He is interested in the interplay between politics and economics as a barrier for development with a focus on civil conflict and on the politics of non-democratic regimes. He is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Review of Economic Studies among other outlets. After obtaining his PhD at MIT (Economics, 2005) we was a faculty member at Stanford University and the London School of Economics prior to joining Yale.
Mushfiq Mobarak is the Jerome Kasoff ’54 Professor of Management and Economics at Yale University with concurrent appointments in the School of Management and in the Department of Economics. He is a development economist with interests in environmental issues. Professor Mobarak has several ongoing research projects in Bangladesh, Indonesia, India and Malawi. He conducts field experiments exploring ways to induce people in developing countries to adopt technologies or behaviors that are likely to be welfare improving. He also studies political reactions when development interventions are scaled up. Professor Mobarak is Faculty Director of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE) at the Macmillan Center. He also co-chairs the Urban Services Initiative and the Environment & Energy Sector work at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, and is the academic lead for the Bangladesh Research Program for the ‘International Growth Centre (IGC)’ at LSE and Oxford. He has previously worked at the World Bank and at the International Monetary Fund.
Rohini Pande, Ph.D., LSE, is Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center, Yale University. She is a co-editor of American Economic Review: Insights. Pande’s research is largely focused on how formal and informal institutions shape power relationships and patterns of economic and political advantage in society, particularly in developing countries. She is interested the role of public policy in providing the poor and disadvantaged political and economic power, and how notions of economic justice and human rights can help justify and enable such change. Her most recent work focuses on testing innovative ways to make the state more accountable to its citizens, such as strengthening women’s economic and political opportunities, ensuring that environmental regulations reduce harmful emissions, and providing citizens effective means to voice their demand for state services.
Didac Queralt, Ph.D., NYU, 2012, is assistant professor of political science. He studies historical causes of modern-day fiscal institutions. He is the author of Pawned States: State Building in the Era of International Finance (Princeton University Press, 2022), which examines the consequences of early access to external finance for long-term state capacity. His has published articles in the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Explorations in Economic History, and Comparative Political Studies, among others.
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, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a corresponding fellow of the British Academy. His research concerns political economy, distributive justice, the ethics and economics of climate change, and socialism. He is currently teaching Political Competition, theories of distributive justice, and a seminar on Equality. Publications include: How we cooperate: A Kantian approach to optimization, Yale University Press, 2019, Political Competition, Harvard University Press, 2001; Equality of Opportunity, Harvard University Press, 1998, A future for socialism, Harvard University Press, 1994, and Theories of Distributive Justice, Harvard University Press, 1996.
Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor Emerita. Professor Rose-Ackerman has written widely on administrative law, corruption, federalism, and law and economics. Her recent books are Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences and Reform, 2d edition (with Bonnie J. Palifka, 2016); Due Process of Lawmaking (with Stefanie Egidy and James Fowkes, 2015); Comparative Administrative Law, 2d edition (editor with Peter Lindseth and Blake Emerson, 2017); Anti-Corruption Policy: Can International Actors Play a Constructive Role? (editor with Paul Carrington 2013): 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); and Controlling Environmental Policy: The Limits of Public Law in Germany and the United States (1995). Her current research and teaching interests are the political economy of corruption, the comparative study of administrative law and public policy with a focus on the United States and Western Europe. She directs the program in Comparative Administrative Law at Yale Law School and has been a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin; Science Po, Paris, and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. from Yale University.
Kenneth Scheve, Ph.D., Harvard University, is Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs at Yale University. He is a political economist who broadly studies the domestic and international governance of modern capitalism. His research studies inequality and redistribution; the politics of globalization, the social and political consequences of long run economic change; and climate politics. Scheve is the author, with David Stasavage, of Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe, which examines the role of fairness concerns in the politics of progressive taxation from the early 19th century through contemporary debates. He is also the author, with Matthew Slaughter, of Globalization and the Perceptions of American Workers, examining American public opinion about the liberalization of trade, immigration, and foreign direct investment policies.
Emily A. Sellars, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015, is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. Her research interests are at the intersection of political economy and development economics. Her current research examines the political economy of emigration and population.
Milan Svolik, Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2006, is a Professor of Political Science at Yale University. His research and teaching focuses on comparative politics, political economy, and formal political theory. Svolik has authored and co-authored articles on the politics of authoritarian regimes and democratization in leading political science journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics. He is the author of The Politics of Authoritarian Rule (Cambridge University Press, 2012), which received the best book award from the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association.