Guy Grossman




Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, Room 429


Guy Grossman is a professor at the political science department at the University of Pennsylvania. His research is in applied political economy, with a substantive focus on governance, migration and forced displacement, human trafficking, and conflict processes, (mostly) in the context of developing countries. Grossman is the founder and co-director of Penn’s Development Research Initiative (PDRI-DevLab). Launched in 2020, PDRI-DevLab brings together faculty and graduate students from across Penn whose research seeks to identify solutions to the challenges facing low- and middle-income countries. PDRI seeks to foster impactful international development research by harnessing the expertise of its affiliates from various disciplines and utilizing diverse methodological approaches.

Grossman’s work has appeared in Science magazine, the Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesScience Advances, the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political ScienceInternational Organization, and the Journal of Politics, among other journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University (2011, with distinction) as well as MA in Political Philosophy (2004, Summa cum laude) and LLB in Law (1999, Magna cum laude) both from Tel-Aviv University.  

Office Hours
Tuesday 4-5
  • 2011 PhD in Political Science (Columbia University, with distinction) 
  • 2004 MA in Political Philosophy (Tel-Aviv University, Summa cum laude
  • 1999 LLB in Law (Tel-Aviv University, Magna cum laude)
Research Interests
  • Comparative politics
  • Political economy of developing countries
  • African politics
  • Political behavior
  • Causal inference
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