John Firth is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame whose research interests include development, trade, and political economy. He works in development economics, with a focus on the factors hindering productivity growth.
Much of Firth’s research focuses on India, though he works with international data and has worked in Africa and explored projects in South America. His recent work has examined Indian manufacturing firms, demonstrating how factors such as poor infrastructure and political favoritism hurt certain firms.
Firth earned a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.