Emmerich Davies is an assistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he specializes in education policy and politics, the political economy of development, and the politics of service provision, with a focus on South Asia. He is also a faculty associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and a co-convener of the Brown-Harvard-MIT Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics. He is on leave as the Susan Louise Dyer Peace Fellow at the Hoover Institution for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Davies has studied the effects of decentralization on political participation in Bolivia, the effects of private education on political behavior in South India, and the effects of the expansion of basic education on political participation in India. He previously worked for two years for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab in India.
Davies earned an MA and a PhD, both in political science, from the University of Pennsylvania