Assistant Professor, Boston University
Samuel is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Boston University. His research interests span development, labour, and political economy. He is particularly interested in understanding the barriers to labor mobility, how migration shapes culture, and how policy can mitigate the adverse effects of diversity. Another strand of research explores agglomeration spillovers and constraints to firm growth. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.
Recent work by Samuel Bazzi
Redrawing subnational political boundaries potentially reduces interethnic tensions yet also can create new ethnic divisions that exacerbate conflict
Clustering of firms in Indonesia only leads to substantial productivity spillovers in a few industries, suggesting the need to review cluster policies
Better matching between transmigrants’ origin and destination agroclimate and languages can substantially improve productivity and integration