Guy Grossman

Guy Grossman



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


Guy Grossman is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research is in applied political economy, with substantive focus on the intersection of technology and governance, political accountability, forced migration and conflict processes, and a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa and Israel-Palestine. Prof. Grossman is the founder and co-director of Penn’s Development Research Initiative (PDRI), a member of the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network, and faculty affiliate of Stanford’s Immigration Policy Lab (IPL),  Penn’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration (CSERI) and Penn’s Identity & Conflict (PIC) Lab. Prof. Grossman designed and carried out field studies in sites in a large number of developing countries, in collaboration with various international agencies, including the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development, the US Agency for International Development, as well as with African governments and local non-governmental organizations. His work has appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Political Science ReviewAmerican Journal of Political ScienceInternational Organization and Journal of Politics, among other journals. He holds a PhD 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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