David Yanagizawa-Drott

Professor of Development and Emerging Markets, University of Zurich

David Yanagizawa-Drott is a Professor of Development and Emerging Markets at the Department of Economics, University of Zurich, and affiliated professor at the UBS International Center of Economics in Society. Previously Associate Professor (2014-2016) and Assistant Professor (2010-2014) at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. PhD in Economics from IIES Stockholm University in 2010. His research interests include political economics and economic development, with current focus on culture, conflict and globalization. Faculty affiliations include the Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), the European Development Research Network (EUDN) and the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

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