Vincent Pons

Associate Professor, Harvard Business School, and Faculty Research Fellow at NBER and CEPR

Vincent Pons is an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School, and he is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). ​

Across the world, dissatisfaction with elected governments is at all-time highs. His research aims to understand why representative democracies can fail to deliver leaders, policies and outcomes aligned with people’s preferences.

His work has appeared in journals such as Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the American Political Science Review. It has been covered by The New York Times, The Economist, PRI's The World, the Huffington Post, le Monde, and BFM Business among others.

​He received a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Master’s degrees in Economics from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris (joint with the Paris School of Economics and ENSAE) and in Political Philosophy from Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Recent work by Vincent Pons