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Andrew Carnegie Fellows

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