Yotam Margalit

Yotam Margalit (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2009) specializes in the fields of international and comparative political economy. Much of his work deals with the political consequences of globalization, examining how its economic and cultural effects influence electoral politics and shape mass preferences on issues such as immigration, trade, and welfare spending. Other ongoing work examines why some developing countries are much more successful than others in attracting foreign direct investment. This project builds on a large experimental cross-national study of firms that he devised and is currently heading in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the World Bank.

Professor Margalit's research has appeared in publications such as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics. The research has been funded by fellowships and awards from the Mellon Foundation, the Sawyer Foundation, the Program of Global Justice at Stanford University, the Israel Science Foundation, The Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISERP), the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs, and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at Columbia University. Prior to his academic career, he worked in management consulting in London, UK, and was an executive of an international enterprise software firm in San Francisco, CA. He graduated with honors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, receiving his B.A. in Economics and History.