Faculty and staff

Christine  A. Desan

Christine A. Desan

Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law


Research interests: International monetary system, the constitutional law of money, constitutional history, political economy, and legal theory.  Co-founder of the Program of the Study of Capitalism, Desan's research explores money as a legal and political project, one that configures the market it sets out to measure.

Frank Dobbin

Frank Dobbin

Professor of Sociology


Research interests: Organizations, inequality, economic sociology, and public policy. Evidence-based approaches to diversity management. The rise of the shareholder value model of corporate management.

David T. Ellwood

David T. Ellwood

Isabelle and Scott Black Professor of Political Economy
Director, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy


Research interests: Poverty and welfare, economic mobility. Labor economics, family change, low pay and unemployment, changing structure of American families.

Ryan D. Enos

Ryan D. Enos

Professor of Government


Research interests: Political psychology, race and ethnic politics, and political behavior in the United States and other countries. Social geography and politics.

Ronald F. Ferguson

Ronald F. Ferguson

Director, Achievement Gap Initiative
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy


Research interests: Education and economic development, racial achievement gaps.

Richard B. Freeman

Richard B. Freeman

Herbert Ascherman Professor of Economics


Research interests
: Labor economics. Unions and workplace organization; role of firms and institutions in inequality; China innovations and science workforce ; Environmental economics: China air filtration project.

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.

Henry Lee Professor of Economics
Director, Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard University


Research interests:  Education, inequality, and race. Education reform, social interactions, and police use of force. Fryer's work combines economic theory, empirical evidence, and randomized experiments to help design more effective government policies.

Archon Fung

Archon Fung

Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship


Research interests: Political scientist. How participation, deliberation and transparency can make contemporary public governance more fair and effective.

Jason Furman

Jason Furman

Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy


Research interests: Fiscal policy, tax policy, health economics, Social Security, technology policy, and domestic and international macroeconomics.

Xavier Gabaix

Xavier Gabaix

Pershing Square Professor of Economics and Finance

Research interests: Finance, macroeconomics, and behavioral economics.

Claudine Gay

Claudine Gay

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies


Research interests:  American political behavior, public opinion, minority politics, and urban and local politics.

Edward L. Glaeser

Edward L. Glaeser

Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics


Research interests: Urban and public economics, microeconomic theory. Cities, economic growth, and law and economics, with a focus on determinants of city growth and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission.

Claudia Goldin

Claudia Goldin

Henry Lee Professor of Economics


Research interests: Economic historian and labor economist. Women in the U.S. economy; female labor force; income inequality, technological change, and education; the gender gap in pay; college women's achievement of career and family; increase of women's employment in their mature and older years.

Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto G. Gonzales

Professor of Education


Research interests: Contemporary processes of immigration and social inequality; intersection of race and ethnicity, immigration, and policy; effects of legal contexts on the coming of age experiences of vulnerable and hard-to-reach immigrant youth populations.

Joshua Goodman

Joshua S. Goodman

Associate Professor of Public Policy


Research interests: Economics of education. Impact of math coursework on students' longer-run outcomes and the impact of college choice on degree completion.