Gerard Padró i Miquel will join the department as a professor of economics starting the 2018 academic year. He will hold joint appointments in the Department of Economics and the Department of Political Science.
Padró i Miquel is currently a professor of economics at London School of Economics (LSE), associate of the STICERD Economic Organization and Public Policy Programme, and Co-Director of the Governance, Accountability and Political Economy Research Group at the International Growth Centre (IGC). He is also a member of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the LSE Major Review Teaching prize and National Science Foundation (NSF) and European Research Council (ERC) grants. His interests include the political economy of developing countries, political and economic history, and civil war and conflict, and has published work on the ethnic underpinnings of dictatorships and civil war.
Padró i Miquel holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a M.Sc. in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from LSE, and a B.A. in Economics, from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.