Katherine Casey

Associate Professor of Political Economy

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
The Katherine and David deWilde Faculty Scholar for 2022–2023
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Katherine Casey is an associate professor of political economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her research explores the interactions between economic and political forces in developing countries, with particular interest in the role of information in enhancing political accountability and the influence of foreign aid on economic development. Her work has appeared in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics, among others. She teaches a course in the MBA program focused on firm strategy vis a vis government in emerging markets.

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Stanford GSB, 2016–present
  • Assistant Professor, Stanford GSB, 2012–16

Awards and Honors

  • The Katherine and David deWilde Faculty Scholar for 2021–22
  • The Peiros Family Faculty Fellow for 2020–21, Stanford King Center on Global Development
  • Kevin J. O’Donohue Family Faculty Scholar for 2020–21


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