A Lifetime of Research on Prosperity and Institutions
Stephen Haber has spent his career investigating why the world distribution of income so uneven. He is the author of five books on political institutions and economic development, and the editor of six more. His papers have been published in economics, history, political science, and law journals. His latest project focuses on a long-standing puzzle in the social sciences: why are prosperous democracies not randomly distributed across the planet but, rather, are geographically clustered? Haber and his coauthors answer this question by using geospatial tools and machine learning methods, providing new insights on the indirect impact that geography has on development outcomes. Haber holds a Ph.D. in history from UCLA, and has been on the Stanford faculty since 1987, with appointments in Political Science, History, Economics, the Hoover Institution, and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
Geography and the Origins of Prosperity
Geography and the
Origins of Prosperity
Haber discusses his upcoming book on geography's impact on global development outcomes.