Associate Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Suresh Naidu is Associate Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Columbia University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER. He has a PhD from UC Berkeley and a MA from UMass-Amherst, both in economics, and a B.Math in Pure Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. . He works in the broad areas political economy and economic history, with a specific interest in the political economy of labour markets.
Recent work by Suresh Naidu
Democracy sees higher GDP due to greater civil liberties, economic reform, increased investment and government capacity, and reduced social conflict
While democracy does represent a real shift in political power away from elites, its impact on inequality may be more limited than one might expect