Associate Professor of Economics, Brown University, CEPR and NBER
Stelios Michalopoulos is a Professor of Economics at Brown University, a Research Associate at the NBER and a Research Affiliate of the CEPR. A native of Argos, Greece, Stelios holds a B.A. from the Athens University of Economics and Business and a Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University. After completing his doctorate in 2008, he joined the Department of Economics at Tufts University as an Assistant Professor. In 2010-2011 he was the Deutsche Bank Member at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and he has been a visiting professor at Harvard Business School and INSEAD.
His primary research interests intersect with political economy, growth and development, and the economics of culture. He has published in leading peer-reviewed economic journals including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Recent work by Stelios Michalopoulos
Conflict-driven displacement can trigger structural transformation, but can also cause long-lasting social and psychological trauma
Digging below aggregate statistics highlights the significant inequalities in social mobility in Africa despite rising educational levels
The effect of colonisation on Africa’s modernisation is a highly contentious and emotional debate. The reality is trickier than you think.
Demining in Mozambique had a significant impact on the economy due to large positive spillovers