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Who Are the Professors ?

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Program Director : Oliver Vanden Eynde is a Research Fellow at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Professor at PSE. He obtained his PhD at the London School of Economics in 2012, and joined the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University as a visiting research scholar in 2013-2014. He has worked on the human capital effects of military recruitment in colonial India, and the economic drivers of India’s Maoist conflict. His current research projects explore the role of security forces the military and police in the development process, the public finance of law and order, and the political economy of infrastructure provision.


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François Bourguignon is Emeritus Professor at PSE. He has been the director of the Paris School in 2007-2013. Before that he was the chief economist and senior vice-president of the World Bank in Washington DC. He spent the rest of his career as a professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He is a specialist in public economic policy, inequality, and economic development and has authored a large number of academic papers and books. He is also active in the international development community, lecturing and advising leading international agencies as well as foreign governments.


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Thierry Verdier is Ingenieur Général des Ponts et Chaussées and Professor at PSE. He graduated in Civil Engineering from Ecole Polytecnique (Paris) and Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris), and received his PhD in Economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) (Paris). His fields of interest are international trade and globalization ; social interactions and cultural transmission ; political economy of development ; economics of crime and corruption. He is Fellow of the European Economic Association, and a former member of the European Economic Association Council. He is a Research Fellow and a former co-Director of the International Trade Programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).


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Ekaterina Zhuravskaya is a Professor at PSE and at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) (Paris). She received her PhD in Economics from Harvard University. She is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in Public Policy and Development Economics programs. She received her PhD at Harvard University in 1999 and spent 10 subsequent years working as Professor of Economics at the New Economic School and as the Academic Director of the Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR). Her primary field of interests is political economics with applications to ethnic violence, culture, media, corruption, and economic history.

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