Research into the economies of the developing world, ranging from the role of democratic institutions in development to field experiments on credit and savings in Malawi and Rwanda.
Energy and Environmental Economics
Research evaluating environmental regulations and the cost of pollution, including work on global climate change and environmental policy in the developing world.
Innovation, Growth, and the Business Cycle
Research focusing on economic growth and business cycles, with attention to the role of technological change in growth and monetary policy near the zero lower bound of interest rates.
Labor Markets, Education, and Social Policy
Research on the impact of government policies on unemployment, labor market dynamics, education, retirement security, and inequality.
Making Markets Work
Research on the design and regulation of markets, including analyses of high frequency trading and the prescription drug industry.