David Yanagizawa-Drott

David Yanagizawa-Drott

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
David Yanagizawa-Drott

David Yanagizawa-Drott was an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research interests include economic development and political economy, with special focus on civil conflict, health, information and mass media. He has explored issues such as the impact of hate propaganda on violence during the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, the relationship between the government and the mass media, and how price information affects the functioning of agricultural markets in developing countries. He is currently conducting randomized evaluations in Uganda that investigate innovative ways to solve part of the healthcare service delivery problem, as well as the problem of fake and substandard medicines in developing countries. Born in Sweden, he holds a M.Sc in Economics from University of Gothenburg and a PhD in Economics from Stockholm University.

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John F. Kennedy School of Government
Littauer - 311
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Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-8479

Teaching at Harvard Kennedy School

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