The King Center appoints two scholars as faculty fellows
Katherine Casey, associate professor of political economy, and Grant Miller, associate professor of medicine, have been awarded faculty fellowships at the King Center on Global Development.
Casey serves on the center’s faculty steering committee. Her research explores the interactions between economic and political forces in developing countries, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently conducting research that examines how asymmetric information in electoral contests affects voting choice and public sector performance, as well as the impact of foreign aid on collective action and economic development. Casey holds a PhD in economics from Brown University and a masters in public policy from Harvard University. She has worked as a consultant for the World Bank in Madagascar, the Comoros and Indonesia, and has spent several years working with the Government of Sierra Leone.
Miller also serves on the center’s faculty steering committee and is a health and development economist based at the Stanford Medical School. Miller focuses on research and teaching aimed at developing more effective health improvement strategies for developing countries. Miller is a Core Faculty Member at Stanford Health Policy (CHP/PCOR), a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
"Faculty fellowships have a catalytic impact on the research of our faculty," says Pascaline Dupas, faculty director of the King Center. "Professors Casey and Miller are outstanding scholars generating key insights on what works in global development, and I cannot wait to see what they are able to accomplish next. We are very grateful to Michelle Chen and to Carole and Larry Peiros for endowing these fellowships."