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Ford School grows strength in international development with two key faculty hires

March 14, 2018

Two outstanding scholars will join the Ford School this fall as assistant professors, both with expertise in international development.

Yusuf Neggers is a postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. He received a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University, and also holds an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a BA in Mathematical Economic Analysis from Rice University. His research examines questions at the intersection of development economics and political economy, with a particular focus on the connections between political and bureaucratic accountability and the quality of public services.

Eduardo Montero is completing his PhD in Economics at Harvard University. Originally from San José, Costa Rica, he graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics in 2010 and with a M.S. in Statistics in 2011. Montero's interests are in development economics, political economy, and economic history. His research focuses on how variation in institutional arrangements, such as property rights regimes, affect development in Central America and Central Africa.

Neggers and Montero will add to the Ford School's strength in international development, joining a group of scholars that includes Susan M. Collins, John Ciorciari, Dean Yang, and others. Read and watch more international development news from the Ford School here.