Faculty Affiliates

  • Henrik J. Kleven

    Henrik J. Kleven is Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Previously, he held positions at the London School of Economics and the University of Copenhagen. His research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to show ways of designing more effective public policies. His work on tax and transfer policy has had policy impact in both developed and developing countries.

  • Moritz Lenel

    Moritz Lenel is  Assistant Professor of Economics at the Bendheim Center for Finance in Princeton's Department of Economics. His research interests are in macroeconomics and finance. Previously he was the Pyewacket Research Fellow in the Bendheim Center for Finance. His research interests are in macroeconomics and finance, and he has been awarded the Landau Discussion Paper Prize by SIEPR in 2017, and the AQR Top Finance Graduate Award 2017. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.

  • Miguel A. Centeno

    Miguel Angel Centeno is Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2003 to 2007, he served as the founding Director of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. From 1997-2004 he also served as Master of Wilson College at Princeton. He has published many books as author or editor including Democracy within Reason: Technocratic Revolution in Mexico (2nd.

  • Ernest Liu

    Ernest Liu is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Bendheim Center for Finance in Princeton's Department of Economics. His research interests are in finance, growth, and macro-development. Previously he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at the Woodrow Wilson School and at the Simpson Center at the Economics Department. He studies the implications of weak financial institutions for economic growth, allocation of resources, and economic development.

  • Jonathan E. Payne

    Jonathan Payne is currently a Pyewacket Fellow at the Bendheim Center for Finance in the Department of Economics at Princeton University. He will join the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Economics in July 2020. His research studies questions in finance, banking, and macroeconomics. He earned his Ph.D. from New York University.

  • Burton G. Malkiel

    Burton Gordon Malkiel, the Chemical Bank Chairman’s Professor of Economics, has been a popular teacher of generations of Princeton students and is responsible for a revolution in the field of investment management. His book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, first published in 1973, used new research on asset returns and the performance of asset managers to recommend that all investors use passively managed “index” funds as the core of their investment portfolios. An index fund simply buys and holds the securities available in a particular investment market.

  • Owen M. Zidar

    Owen M. Zidar is an Associate Professor of Economics and Public Affairs in the Princeton University Department of Economics and Woodrow Wilson School. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He studies the taxation of firms and top earners, local fiscal policy, and the creation and distribution of economic profits. Before joining Princeton, he worked as an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers, and as an analyst at Bain Capital Ventures.

  • Alan S. Blinder

    Alan S. Blinder has been on the Princeton faculty since 1971, taking time off from January 1993 through January 1996 for service in the U.S. government--first as a member of President Clinton's original Council of Economic Advisers, and then as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

  • Adrien Matray

    Adrien Matray is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Bendheim Center for Finance in the Department of Economics.

    Field of Interests:

    Primary: Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Entrepreneurial Finance

    Secondary: Behavioral Finance, Household Finance, Banking

  • Nolan McCarty

    Nolan McCarty is the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs. He was formerly the chair of the Department of Politics and the associate dean at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. His research interests include U.S. politics, democratic political institutions, and political game theory. He is the recipient of the Robert Eckles Swain National Fellowship from the Hoover Institution and the John M. Olin Fellowship in Political Economy.


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