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Saad Gulzar

Saad Gulzar

Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
New York University, Ph.D. Political Science, 2012-17
Columbia University, Masters in Public Administration, 2009-10
National University of Singapore, Masters in Public Policy, 2008-09
Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan, B.Sc. (Honors) in Economics, 2004-08


 I am an Assistant Professor of political science at Stanford University. My research interests lie in the political economy of development and comparative politics, with a regional focus on South Asia. I explore the determinants of politician and bureaucratic effort toward citizen welfare. Some of my work is published in the American Political Science Review. My 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.

I am 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. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science at New York University.