Nathan Nunn

Nathan Nunn is Frederic E. Abbe Professor of Economics at Harvard University.

Professor Nunn was born in Canada, where he received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2005. Professor Nunn’s primary research interests are in economic history, economic development, cultural economics, political economy and international trade. He is an NBER Faculty Research Fellow, a Research Fellow at BREAD, and a Faculty Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA). He is currently a co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics.

Content by Nathan Nunn
  • Blog post

    Bride & prejudice: The price of education

    Leveraging the cultural practice of bride price could help amplify investments in female education and improve effects of large-scale school-building programmes. Without other subsidies, well-intentioned activism against bride-price may cause more harm than good for investing in girls’ education. Bride price, a common custom in parts of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia,...

    10 Oct 2016 | Nava Ashraf, Natalie Bau, Nathan Nunn, Alessandra Voena