Serkant Adiguzel is a Ph.D. student in political science at Duke. He is specializing in Political Economy with a particular interest in redistribution and regime transitions.
Anh Do is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Economy whose research interests include corruption in land administration, educational inequality and political trust in authoritarian regimes with a focus on Southeast Asia.
Dean Dulay is a second-year PhD student with a primary focus on the political economy of development. His current interests are on political dynasties in the Philippines and the relationships between big business and politics in developing countries.
Brett J. Gall is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Duke University. His research interests include the political economy of taxation and redistribution, the effect of spatial context on the formation of preferences and beliefs, and state capacity.
Amanda Grittner is a PhD student in Economics. She is interested in understanding the decisions of individuals and households to invest in health and education. She also investigates how access to finance affects the performance of micro, small and medium enterprises.
Zeren Li is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at Duke. His research interests encompass a variety of topics, including political economy, authoritarian politics, and political methodology.
Marco Morucci is a second year PhD student in political economy at the department of political science. His research interests include developing computational and statistical methods for development policy formulation and evaluation.
Soomin Oh is a third year PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science. She studies the political economy of development, specifically the legacies of colonial investments on long-term public goods provision.
Ngoc Phan is a PhD student in Political Economy at Duke. His research interests include the political economy of corruption, political decentralization, trade and migration, with a focus on developing countries and authoritarian regimes.
Emily Rains is a Ph.D. student in the policy school doing a concentration in Political Science. She is interested in incorporating political economy research into policy design. Immediately prior to beginning at Duke, she worked for 2 years in Bihar, India with IDinsight, an NGO that works with policymakers to evaluate program impact.
Diego Romero is a first year Ph.D. student in political science at Duke University. He is specializing in Political Economy, and his research interests, all within the political economy of development, include institutions, and the determinants of local development.
Rachel Sayers is a PhD candidate in Economics at Duke University. Her focus is in development economics, with a particular interest in human capital, intergroup inequality and social networks.
Jeremy Spater is a PhD candidate in political science at Duke. His research interests include the political economy of development, macroeconomic policy, and social identities.
Juan Tellez is a PhD candidate in political science at Duke University. His research interests include subnational conflict, civilian responses to violence, and network methodology.
Laurel Wheeler is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at Duke University. Prior to Duke, she earned a master’s degree in Economics for Development and conducted fieldwork in Kenya. Her current research is at the intersection of labor and development economics.
Chuhang Yin is a PhD student in economics at Duke. Her research interests are in development economics and international trade. She is particularly interested in using structural modeling tools to assess development projects.