Political Economy and Government

Andrew  Garin

Andrew Garin

Ph.D. student in Political Economy and Government

Andrew Garin is interested in public finance, urban/spatial economics and the political economy of urban institutions, social economics, and normative economics. Specifically, he is interested in applying public finance and economic geography perspectives, combined with newly available geodata, to understand what role policies (ranging from local zoning practices and public service provision to federal tax and infrastructure programs) play in exacerbating and ameliorating economic disparities across regions in US. He is also interested in the ways in which the political economy of institutional structures that place policymaking at different geographic levels (federal, state, and local) affect disparities across spatially stratified communities.

Casey Petroff

Casey Petroff

Ph.D. student in Political Economy and Government
Inequality and Wealth Concentration Ph.D. Scholar

Casey is a student in the Political Economy and Government program. Her fields are economic history and comparative politics, and her research focus includes labor markets, cultural economics, economic geography, and voting behavior. She is currently working on the socio-economic and historical factors of early mortality in the developed world and how policy preferences are transmitted between candidates and voters. Another project focuses on the political economy of trade policy.