EGC Affiliate Spotlight Series
In this series, we ask EGC affiliates to ask about their career paths, their approach to international development, and what drives their current research.
Sun Kyoung Lee, June 9, 2022
During a postdoctoral fellowship at EGC, the economist applied machine learning to digitize real estate transaction records and other archival data to shed light on the links between urban infrastructure investments, land use policy, and inequality.
Maggie Jones, March 1, 2022
The EGC Visiting Scholar discusses her research on the Canadian residential school system, American Green Books, and the long-lasting effects of systemic racism in North America.
Kaivan Munshi, February 1, 2022
The Professor of Economics has researched theories of migration, the role of caste in labor markets and, most recently, the links between economic growth and metabolic disease.
Ceren Baysan, December 1, 2021
The EGC Visiting scholar discusses her research on political economy and development economics, focusing on topics of censorship and social and economic integration in Turkey.
Ana Cecília Fieler, November 2, 2021
The Yale Economist uses detailed firm-level data to build economy-wide models that shed light on how international trade influences growth and development.
Costas Arkolakis, October 13, 2021
The award-winning Greek economist uses innovative spatial models to address classic economics issues.
Diana Van Patten, September 5, 2021
Research by the new School of Management faculty member and EGC affiliate articulates the complex economic impacts of foreign firms on the living standards, politics, and environment of Costa Rica.
Naomi Lamoreaux, March 29, 2021
The Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and History uses the history of antitrust cases against Standard Oil and other companies to inform modern thinking on the monopoly power of tech giants.
Sam Kortum, February 2, 2021
Winner of the Frisch Medal and the Onassis Prize for International Trade, Kortum has been exploring alternative options for green policies that would be efficient in lowering global carbon emissions in the absence of a uniform international carbon price.
Nicholas Ryan, July 1, 2020
In a recent study, Nicholas Ryan and coauthors examined the goal of universal electrification and reached the surprising conclusion that the poor may ultimately benefit if they are asked to pay for electricity.
Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, February 21, 2020
In advance of her delivery of the 30th annual Kuznets Lecture, Penny Goldberg described how changes in world politics affect approaches to reducing poverty, particularly in Africa — and how Simon Kuznets’ best known theory may be challenged by recent developments in a world marked by inequality.