Michael Peters is a fourth year graduate student in economics at MIT. His main research interests are economic growth and development. A common theme in his research agenda is the determinants of firms' technology choices. Currently he is mostly working on the effects of resource misallocation on technology diffusion and cross-country income differences. In addition he has also studied the long-run effects of unskilled migration on firms' adoption decisions using the aftermath of WWII as a natural experiment and the productivity costs of contractual incompleteness via its role in limiting the international division of labor.
Michael received a master's degree in economics from the University of Mannheim and spent a year in the economics PhD program at UC Berkeley.
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