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Michael Peters

Associate Professor of Economics

Michael Peters is an Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University, a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and held an Assistant Professor position at the London School of Economics before joining Yale.

In his research he focuses on economic growth and long-run economic development. He has worked on theories of firm-dynamics, highlighting the role of markups for misallocation, the importance of managerial delegation for firm growth, and the consequences of falling population growth. In his work on growth and economic geography, he analyzed the long-run consequences of large-scale migration, both in post-war Germany and for the US in the 19th century. Finally, he studied the process of structural change, both in the US in the past and for present-day India, emphasizing the consequences on inequality across both people and space.