Eminent Scholar and Hazel Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government
I examine how changes in population — in population size, age structure, ethnic and religious composition, and immigration — affect political and economic development over time. I use global data to examine global trends and long-term changes.
■ Global Population and Politics in 2050: a prospective examination of how population trends will affect global stability and prosperity
■ The Rise of the West: a historical study of the conditions that unleashed technological innovation in 18th century Europe
■ Democracy and Development: a new examination using graphic trajectory analysis to uncover the relationship between income growth and democratic institutions