Professor Allan Drazen received his S.B. in 1972 and his Ph.D. in 1976 from MIT. His primary field of interest is Political Economy. He has also worked in the areas of Macroeconomics and International Economics. His current research includes motivations of political leaders (supported by a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation beginning in 2015), electoral economics, and campaign contributions and lobbying. He teaches graduate courses in Political Economy and Macroeconomics and an undegraduate Honors course on fairness and inequality in economics and politics.

Areas of Interest

  • Political Economy
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  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    MIT, 1972
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    MIT, 1976
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
ECON754 Theory of Political Economy Fall 2022 Syllabus
ECON371 Economic Analysis of Good, Evil, and Fairness Fall 2022
ECON754 Theory of Political Economy Fall 2021
ECON709 Advanced Topics in Applied and Theoretical Macroeconomics Spring 2021
ECON808 Workshop on Macroeconomics and Growth; Workshop in Applied Economics Spring 2021

Current Students

Allan Drazen
4118J Tydings Hall
Department of Economics
drazen [at]