Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Pawel Charasz

PPE Center Postdoctoral Research Associate, Pawel Charasz, PhD, Political Science, Duke University


Pawel Charasz is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Duke University. His research interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics, political economy, and economic history, with a geographic focus on Central and Eastern Europe. In his work, Pawel studies the long-run effects of institutions and political processes on economic and political development, with an emphasis on cities and municipalities. His dissertation explores the role of historical city charters in promoting development. Pawel’s work has been published in European Union Politics and received the SAGE Award for the Best Article Published in EUP in 2021. His research has been supported by, among others, the Economic History Association, and the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University. Pawel has graduated with a BSc in Economics from Tilburg University, an MSc in International Political Economy from Nanyang Technological University, and an MA in Economics from Duke University.