Christopher Blattman, The Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, Harris School of Public Policy
Chang-Tai Hsieh, The Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, Booth School of Business
Many developing countries confront a common set of challenges, and policymakers in those countries often lack access to reliable and relevant explanations and evidence to help inform decision-making.
- What is the right mix of policies, investments, and incentives needed to spur industrial growth?
- How can policymakers ensure that prosperity is widely distributed and addresses the most extreme forms of poverty?
- What policies promote more effective government and more free societies?
- How can societies prevent and respond to economic and political instability?
Together, these are the defining problems of the 21st century. They do not demand a new approach to economics or new tools. Instead, these problems demand that economists turn their attention, models, and analysis toward new places and a new set of questions.
The Development Economics Initiative brings together 20+ scholars from across the UChicago community for a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to addressing these challenges. Through rigorous research and active engagement with policymakers and stakeholders, UChicago scholars can push the frontiers of research and have real world impact.
The Development Economics Initiative hosts a weekly lunch series. More information can be found here.
Anjali Adukia, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy
Jeannie Annan, Senior Research Associate, Harris School of Public Policy
Maria Angélica Bautista, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy
Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Leo Bursztyn, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Adam Chilton, Assistant Professor of Law
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Sydney Stein Professor and Deputy Dean for Promotions and Recruitment, Harris School of Public Policy
Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Assistant Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Oeindrila Dube, Philip K. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, Harris School of Public Policy
Lauren Falcao Bergquist, Research Fellow, Department of Economics
Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of Law
Michael Greenstone, Milton Friedman Professor of Economics, the College, and the Harris School of Pubic Policy
Richard Hornbeck, Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Amir Jina, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy
Anup Malani, Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law
Luis Martinez, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy
Alicia Menendez, Associate Professor, Harris School of Public Policy and Department of Economics
Roger Myerson, Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor of Economics
Eric Posner, Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law
James Robinson, Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies and University Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, Institute Director, The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts
Konstantin Sonin, John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor, Harris School of Public Policy
Alessandra Voena, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and the College
Austin Wright, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy