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Dr. Macartan Humphreys
Honorary Professor, Economics
Honorary Professor, Political Science



BA History and Political Science, TCD, 1994

AM Government Harvard University, 1998

MPhil, Economics, Oxford University, 2000

PhD, Government, Harvard University, 2003


WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Director, 2017 -

Trinity College Dublin, Honorary Professor, Economics and Political Science, 2022 -

Humboldt University Berlin, Honorary Professor, Social Sciences, 2017 -

Columbia University, 2003-2023, Professor (Full 2012-2023)

Research Expertise


Political economy of development, political violence, inequality, causal inference