Director of the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy (2017-2018) Professor of Public Policy (HKS) Professor of Education and Economics (HGSE)
Research interests: Economics of skill development, education, and the labor market. The long-run influence of school accountability: impacts, mechanisms, and policy implications. The growing return to social skills in the labor market.
Director of the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy Professor of Sociology (FAS) and Public Policy (HKS) Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (2017-18)
Research interests: Institutions affecting racial stratification, including education, labor markets, and the criminal justice system. Inequality, race, discrimination, punishment.
On leave (2017-18) at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Winner of the 2014 Charles Levine Memorial Prize for Best Book in Comparative Public Policy and Administration.
Christopher Adolph's dissertation, "The Dilemma of Discretion: Career Ambitions and the Politics of Central Banking," has won the 2005 Mancur Olson Award for best dissertation in political economy, given the by the Political Economy Section of the American Political Science Association.... Read more about Christopher Adolph
Ph.D. in Sociology, 2017. Center for the Study of Inequality Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, 2017-2019. Assistant Professor of Sociology and (by courtesy) Public Policy, University of Michigan (beginning 2019).
Angie M. Bautista-Chavez is a doctoral student in the Department of Government and a Fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy at Harvard University. Angie’s research focuses on the domestic and foreign politics of immigration regulation and control. She received her B.A. in Political Science and Policy Studies from Rice University in 2013. In addition to research, she is currently the Teaching Fellow for Survey Research Methods. Angie is also Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow.
Professor of Sociology Chair of the Department of Sociology
Research interests: Institutional causes and consequences of social inequality. Economic inequality in the European Union. Theoretical and empirical investigation of why societies have such different population health profiles, showing how institutional arrangements (welfare programs, educational expansion, labor markets, and citizenship rights) stratify health. Long-term trends in the development of political economy.... Read more about Jason Beckfield