Gerard Padró i Miquel

Professor of Economics and Political Science

Gerard Padró i Miquel arrives at Yale as Professor of Economics and Political Science and as Director of Yale’s Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy. He is broadly interested in political economy issues in developing countries, and is focused on the ethnic underpinnings of dictatorships and civil war. He has published work in The Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, and Review of Economic Studies, among others. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the National Science Foundation and the European Research Council grants. He has previously worked at Stanford University and the London School of Economics, where he co-directed the Governance, Accountability, and Political Economy Research Group of International Growth Center. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.