Avidit Acharya

Avidit Acharya

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science and Economics

PhD, Princeton, 2012

Office Location
Harkness Hall 327
Web Address


Political economy of development, South Asian politics, and applications of formal models to comparative politics and international relations. Current work includes a model of coordination in protests, a study of the effect of caste bias on policy outcomes in India, a model of the security dilemma in international relations, and a model of rational voting with social mobility. Teaches courses in comparative politics and political economy.

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