International trade & foreign direct investment; economic growth in an interdependent world economy; political economy with an emphasis on the formation of trade policies.
About this Fellow
The economic lives of households in poor countries: how they make decisions, what constraints they face, and how this should influence the design of policy; and the at-scale evaluation of such policies, mainly using randomized field experiments
- Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
The political economics of economic policy; applications to inequality & growth, public debt, central-bank independence, constitutions, development, state capacity, violent conflict & reforms of economic & political institutions.
Economic history and international economics; the history of the international economy, the political economy of trade, economic growth and fluctuations
Designing econometric models for large panels of time series and developing solutions for the so-called `curse of dimensionality problem'; economic forecasting in real time (now-casting); monetary policy and its effect on financial intermediation