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Associate Professor of Political Economy

Katherine Casey

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Associate Professor of Political Economy
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Katherine Casey is an Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her research explores the interactions between economic and political forces in developing countries, including the impact of government reforms and external interventions on institutional strength and economic growth. She is particularly interested in the role of information in enhancing political accountability and the influence of foreign aid on economic development.  Her work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and Science.  She teaches a course in the MBA program focused on firm strategy vis a vis government in emerging markets.

Focal Areas: Global Development and Trade, Politics and Media


BA, English and Political Science (minor), Northwestern University, 1998
MPP, Political and Economic Development, Harvard University, 2003
PhD, Economics, Brown University, 2011