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Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Assistant: Edward Walker

Michela Carlana is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. She is affiliated with the Center for International Development, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, and Women in Public Policy Program. Carlana is a faculty affiliate at LEAP-Bocconi University, a research affiliate at IZA-Institute of Labor Economics,  CESifo, and CEPR. Her research agenda focuses on topics related to inequality and education, with a focus on gender and immigration. Carlana received her PhD from Bocconi University in June 2018.

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Outside Professional Activities For Michela Carlana

Organization Relationship
EIEF Einaudi Institute Economics and Finance Research or teaching appointment
University of Zurich Reimbursed travel
University of Zurich Research or teaching appointment
University of Zurich Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation


Phone: 617-495-1614
Assistant: Edward Walker


Social Policy
Gender, Race & Identity
Education, Training & Labor

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