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
Degree TypeBSDegree DetailsMIT, 1972
Degree TypePhDDegree DetailsMIT, 1976
|Course Name||Course Title||Semester||Syllabus|
|HONR259G||Fairness, Inequality, and Democracy||Fall 2017|
|ECON848||Workshop in International Development, and Comparative Economics||Spring 2017|
|ECON754||Topics in Political Economy I||Fall 2016|
|ECON848||Workshop in International Development, and Comparative Economics||Fall 2016|
|ECON848||Workshop in International Development, and Comparative Economics||Spring 2016|
|ECON754||Topics in Political Economy I||Fall 2015||Syllabus|
- Electoral Strategies: Persuasion, Mobilization, and Centrism, , Working Paper, April .
- A Structural Model of Electoral Accountability, , NBER Working Paper, April .
- Does "Being Chosen to Lead" Induce Non-Selfish Behavior? Experimental Evidence on Reciprocity, , Working paper, January .
- Consolidation of New Democracy, Mass Attitudes and Clientelism, , American Economic Review 99(2 ), 304-309, May .
- How Do Budget Deficits and Economic Growth Affect Reelection Prospects? Evidence from a Large Panel of Countries, , American Economic Review 98(5 ), 2203-2220, December .
- A Bargaining Theory of Inefficient Redistribution Policies, , International Economic Review 49(2 ), 621-657, May .
- Political Implications of Fiscal Performance in OECD Countries, , Fiscal Indicators, Banca D'Italia,, 957-982, March .
- Political Budget Cycles in New Versus Established Democracies, , Journal of Monetary Economics 52(7 ), 1271-1295, October .
- Government Gains from Self-Restraint: A Bargaining Theory of Inefficient Redistribution Policies, , CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4007, September .
- Mixed Signals in Defending the Exchange Rate: What do the Data Say?, , CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4050, September .
- Where Does the Political Budget Cycle Really Come From?, , CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4049, September .
- Central Bank Independence, Democracy, and Dollarization, , Journal of Applied Economics 5(1 ), 1-17, May .
- Conditionality and Ownership in IMF Lending: A Political Economy Approach, , CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3562, September .
- Do Crises Induce Reform? Simple Empirical Tests of Conventional Wisdom, , Economics and Politics 13(2 ), 129-158, July .
- When Liberal Policies Reflect External Shocks, What Do We Learn?, , Journal of International Economics 42(3-4 ), 249-273, May .