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Assistant Professor of Economics Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD, Columbia University
Research Areas: political economy of development
Blakeslee’s research focuses on various aspects of the political economy of development, with a focus on South Asia and the Middle East. He has authored papers on the political and economic implications of party ideology in India, the relationship between economic shocks and crime in agrarian societies, and the functioning of education markets in Pakistan. In ongoing research, he will be exploring the effects of rural electrification on economic and institutional outcomes, the implications of opium production for the accumulation of human and physical capital, and the role of remittances in promoting development.