BA (Econ), 1998
Recognized internationally as a researcher to watch, the International Monetary Fund named Dr. Nathan Nunn one of the “25 economists under 45 who are shaping the way we think about the global economy.”
Having been offered tenured positions by both Stanford and Harvard, he chose a Professorship at Harvard University in 2012. Nunn’s research has influenced academic and policy debates related to the long-run impact of historical events such as the African slave trade, European colonization, and the role of institutions in international trade. Notably, he has published research examining the historical foundations of current outcomes such as distrust, gender norms, religion, and support for democracy. He is also an expert in research examining the effects of Fair Trade Certification, CIA interventions, industrial policy, and foreign aid.