Suresh Naidu

Suresh Naidu is Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia University, with a joint appointment in the School of International and Public Affairs and the Department of Economics. His primary research area is political economy with a particular interest in markets and economic conflict in non-democratic environments. His CV is available on his website.

His current CDEP-affiliated research includes the cross-country economic effects of democratization, politics of trade in Haiti, a project on migrant worker contracts in the UAE, as well as ongoing research on the economic history of American labor markets.

CDEP projects:

Democracy, Inequality, and Economic Development

Elite Family Networks and the Origins of Dictatorships: Theory and Evidence from Haiti

Worker Mobility in a Global Labor Market: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates