Jonah Rexer, MPA/ID, Ph.D.

I am an applied microeconomist studying political economy, development, and urban economics. My research focuses on the interaction between states, firms, and armed groups in natural resource markets. I also study the effect of housing policy on the growth of developing cities.

In Fall 2021 I will be joining the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Empirical Studies of Conflict research group.

I hold a PhD in Applied Economics from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School.


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