Core faculty

Yusuf Neggers

Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Yusuf Neggers is an assistant professor of public policy at the Ford School. His research examines questions at the intersection of development economics and political economy, with a focus on state capacity and the delivery of public services. Most recently, he served as a postdoctoral fellow in international and public affairs at Brown University's Watson Institute. Neggers earned his BA in mathematical economic analysis from Rice University, his MSc in international political economy from the London School of Economics, and his PhD in public policy from Harvard University.

Educational background

  • PhD in public policy, Harvard University (2016)
  • MSc in international political economy, London School of Economics (2007)
  • BA in mathematical economic analysis cum laude, Rice University (2006)

Professional affiliations

  • Visiting associate research scholar, Economic Growth Center and MacMillan Center, Yale University, 2021-2022
  • Affiliate, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), 2021-present
  • Faculty associate, Center for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan, 2018-present

Current research

  • Political economy
  • Development economics
  • Personnel economics

Recent publications

  • “Indian Female Migrants Face Greater Barriers to Post-Covid Recovery than Males: Evidence from a Panel Study” (with Jenna Allard, Maulik Jagnani, Rohini Pande, Simone Schaner, and Charity Troyer Moore), eClinicalMedicine, 53: 101631, November 2022.
  • “Enfranchising Your Own? Experimental Evidence on Bureaucrat Diversity and Election Bias in India.” American Economic Review, 108(6): 1288-1321, June 2018. Lead article.
  • "Can Electronic Procurement Improve Infrastructure Provision? Evidence from Public Works in India and Indonesia" (with Sean Lewis-Faupel, Benjamin A. Olken, and Rohini Pande), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 8(3): 258-83, August 2016.