2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Recipient

Melissa Dell
Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Harvard University

Melissa Dell is an assistant professor in the economics department at Harvard University and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research examines economic development and state capacity in a variety of contexts in East and Southeast Asia and Latin America.


Project Title: The Role of Primary Schooling in Promoting Tolerance, Civic Engagement, and National Unity: Evidence from Indonesia’s Massive School Building Campaign