Emily Sellars

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Emily Sellars comes to Yale as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. Sellars’ research interests are at the intersection of comparative political economy, development economics, and economic history. Her dissertation, “Essays on Emigration and Politics,” received the 2017 Mancur Olson Award for the best dissertation in political economy defended in the previous two years. Currently, she is working on several papers to be published in The Journal of Politics and the Journal of Development Economics. Prior to coming to Yale, Sellars was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago and an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University. She received her Ph.D. jointly in Political Science and Agricultural and Applied Economics from University of Wisconsin-Madison.