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Katherine Casey

Katherine E. Casey
Assistant Professor, Political Economy
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KatherineCasey
Assistant Professor of Political Economy
Academic Area: 
Political Economy

Research Statement

Katherine Casey’s research explores the interactions between economic and political forces in developing countries, including the impact of government reforms and external interventions on institutional strength and economic growth. She is particularly interested in the role of information in enhancing political accountability and the influence of foreign aid on economic development. Her work combines theory and empirical work, conducting randomized trials where appropriate.

Bio

Katherine Casey is an Assistant Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She teaches a Strategy Beyond Markets course for first year MBAs that is tailored to the particular opportunities and challenges facing firms investing in developing economies. Her current research examines how asymmetric information in electoral contests affects voting choice and public sector performance, and the impact of foreign aid on collective action and economic development. Katherine holds a PhD in Economics from Brown University and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University. She has worked as a consultant for the World Bank in Madagascar, the Comoros and Indonesia, and has spent several years working with the Government of Sierra Leone.

Awards and Honors

  • John A. Gunn and Cynthia Fry Gunn Faculty Scholar, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2014-2015

Publications

Journal Articles

Katherine Casey, Rachel Glennerster. Science. May 13, 2016, Vol. 352, Issue 6287, Pages 766-767.
Katherine Casey. American Economic Review. August 2015, Vol. 105, Issue 8, Pages 2410-2448.
Katherine Casey, Guido W. Imbens, E. Miguel, C. Camerer, J. Cohen, K.M. Esterling, A. Gerber, R. Glennerster, D.P. Green, D. Laitin, L. Neslon, B.A. Nosek, M. Petersen, R. Sedlmayr, J.P. Simmons, U. Simonsohn, M. Van der Laan. Science. January 3, 2014, Vol. 343, Issue 6166, Pages 30-31.
Katherine Casey, Rachel Glennerster, Edward Miguel. Quarterly Journal of Economics. 2012, Vol. 127, Issue 4, Pages 1755-1812.

Working Papers

Debates: Voting and Expenditure Responses to Political Communication | PDF
Katherine Casey, Rachel Glennerster, Kelly Bidwell, February 162016

Teaching

Degree Courses

2016-17

This course shares significant material with POLECON 230 and the goal of developing integrated strategies for optimal firm performance that combine elements within and beyond markets. POLECON 231 diverges from the base course to delve deeper...

2015-16

This course shares significant material with POLECON 230 and the goal of developing integrated strategies for optimal firm performance that combine elements within and beyond markets. POLECON 231 diverges from the base course to delve deeper...

2014-15

This course shares significant material with POLECON 230 and the goal of developing integrated strategies for optimal firm performance that combine elements within and beyond markets. POLECON 231 diverges from the base course to delve deeper...

Insights by Stanford Business

January 16, 2015
Four Stanford scholars share the most important lessons they’ve learned in the field.
October 22, 2013
Research in Sierra Leone offers insights into how to help voters elect better leaders, dampen ethnic rivalries, and strengthen democracy.