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Saad Gulzar

Saad Gulzar

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
PhD, Political Science, New York University, 2017
MPA, Columbia University, 2010
MPP, National University of Singapore, 2009
B.Sc. (Honors) in Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan, 2008


Saad Gulzar is an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University. His research interests lie in the political economy of development and comparative politics, with a regional focus on South Asia. Gulzar explores the determinants of politician and bureaucratic effort toward citizen welfare. Some of his work is published in the American Political Science Review. His work has been supported by grants from the International Growth Center, the Jameel Abdul Latif Poverty Action Lab’s Governance Initiative, the World Bank, and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.

Gulzar is a junior fellow at the Association for Analytical Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies, a research fellow in political economy at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan, and an affiliate of the Consortium for Development Policy Research. He received his PhD in political science from New York University.