Political Economy, contemporary and historical
Desiree Desierto joined GMU as Asst. Professor in 2022. Prior to that, she was a postdoctoral associate at the University of Pittsburgh, a lecturer at the University of Maryland, and a postdoctoral associate at the University of Rochester. She has a PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Her research interests are in political economy, applied to both contemporary and historical settings. She has written papers on the political resource curse, corruption, and economic history. She and Mark Koyama are currently working on a number of papers exploring the historical political economy of England, as part of a larger project funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
For details, see https://desireedesierto.com/