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Katherine Casey

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Katherine Casey

Faculty Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Assistant Professor of Political Economy
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)
PhD, Economics, Brown University, 2011
MPP, Political and Economic Development, Harvard University, 2003
BA, English and Political Science (minor), Northwestern University, 1998


Katherine Casey is an Assistant Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her research explores the interactions between economic and political forces in developing countries, with an empirical focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. She is particularly interested in the role of information in enhancing political accountability, the influence of foreign aid on economic development, and reforms to enhance public sector productivity.


Research Areas: 
Political Economy
Development Economics