Arnaud Maurel is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. He specializes in international political economy, economic history, and political methodology, with a regional focus on Western Europe and the Middle East. His research primarily investigates how state reforms impact economic performance and state capacities. His current projects include an extension of his masters’ thesis on the effects of administrative unit creation on state power in Iran.
Mr. Maurel received his B.A. (Cum Laude) and his M.A. in Political Science (Summa Cum Laude) from Sciences Po Paris. Prior to coming to Columbia, he worked as a Postgraduate Fellow at New York University, and as a statistical analyst at the O.E.C.D.