Ana Montoya is third year PhD student at the department of political science. Her research interests include property rights, land inequality, state capacity and political institutions, in particular the judiciary and land administration agencies.
Ngoc Phan is a PhD student in Political Economy at Duke. His research interests include the political economy of corruption, political decentralization, trade and migration, with a focus on developing countries and authoritarian regimes.
Emily Rains is a Ph.D. student in the policy school doing a concentration in Political Science. She is interested in incorporating political economy research into policy design. Immediately prior to beginning at Duke, she worked for 2 years in Bihar, India with IDinsight, an NGO that works with policymakers to evaluate program impact.
Diego Romerois a first year Ph.D. student in political science at Duke University. He is specializing in Political Economy, and his research interests, all within the political economy of development, include institutions, and the determinants of local development.
Rachel Sayersis a PhD candidate in Economics at Duke University. Her focus is in development economics, with a particular interest in human capital, intergroup inequality and social networks.
Jeremy Spateris a PhD candidate in political science at Duke. His research interests include the political economy of development, macroeconomic policy, and social identities.
Juan Tellez is a PhD candidate in political science at Duke University. His research interests include subnational conflict, civilian responses to violence, and network methodology.
Laurel Wheeleris a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at Duke University. Prior to Duke, she earned a master’s degree in Economics for Development and conducted fieldwork in Kenya. Her current research is at the intersection of labor and development economics.
Chuhang Yin is a PhD student in economics at Duke. Her research interests are in development economics and international trade. She is particularly interested in using structural modeling tools to assess development projects.