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Shawn Cole

Shawn Cole

Title   Professor
Department   Economics
University/Organization  Harvard University
Program Affiliation  Social Policy and Public Goods

 

 Profile: Shawn Cole is a professor in the Finance Unit at Harvard Business School, where he teaches and conducts research on financial services and social enterprise. He is an affiliate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development. He is on the board of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab, as the co-chair for research. He also serves as an external advisor to the Gates Foundation. Before joining the Harvard Business School, Professor Cole worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the economic research department. He has served on the Boston Federal Reserve's Community Development Research Advisory Council, and was the chair of the endowment management committee of the Telluride Association, a non-profit educational organization. In 2015 he was also given a “Faculty Pioneer Award” from the Aspen Institute. Professor Cole received a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005, where he was an NSF and Javits Fellow, and an A.B. in Economics and German Literature from Cornell University. Much of his research examines corporate and household finance in emerging markets, with a focus on insurance, credit, and savings. In fact, his work on insurance earned the 2015 "Shin Research Excellence Award". He has also done extensive work on financial education in the US and emerging markets. His recent research focuses on designing and delivering advice and education over mobile phones, with an emphasis on agricultural and financial management.

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Miriam Golden

Miriam Golden

Title  Professor
Department  Economics
University/Organization  Harvard University
Program Affiliation  Political Economy

 

Profile: Miriam Golden is Professor of Political Science. She did her undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley and at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and received her Ph.D. from Cornell University. Professor Golden's research is in the area of political economy. With economist Raymond Fisman, Professor Golden has recently completed Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know, forthcoming with Oxford University Press. She has conducted field research on issues of corruption and political malfeasance in Europe, Asia, and Africa.  Professor Golden's recent field work uses experimental designs. Long a proponent of research transparency and replicability, Professor Golden has assembled multiple data sets that are available in the public domain on Dataverse. 

 

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Paul Collier

Paul Collier

Title  Professor
Department  Economics and Public Policy
University/Organization  Oxford University
Program Affiliation  Social Policy and Republic Goods

ProfileSir Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College. From 1998–2003 he took a five-year Public Service leave during which he was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank. He is currently a Professeur invité at Sciences Po and a Director of the International Growth Centre.

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Michael Kremer

Michael Kremer

Title  Professor
Department  Economics
University/Organization  Harvard University
Program Affiliation  Social Policy and Public Good, Films and Organizations

Profile: Michael Kremer is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Kremer’s recent research examines education, health, water, and agriculture in developing countries.  He has been named as one of Scientific American’s 50 researchers of the year, and has won awards for his work on health economics, agricultural economics, and on Latin America. He helped develop the advance market commitment (AMC) for vaccines to stimulate private investment in vaccine research and the distribution of vaccines for diseases in the developing world.  In the fall of 2010 he became the founding Scientific Director of Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) at USAID. Dr. Kremer received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University. He is a member of the board of Precision Agriculture for Development.

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