Leah Downey

Leah Downey

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Leah Downey is a PhD candidate in Government specializing in Political Theory.  Her primary research interests are in monetary policy and economic governance. Her dissertation explores the normative foundations of central banking, asking what our current approach to monetary policymaking says about our normative commitments vis-à-vis economic welfare. She also has interests in the use of time-horizons in macroeconomic theory and the role of consistency in macroeconomic modeling. During her time at Harvard, Leah has worked as a teaching fellow for courses on inequality, the history of private property, feminist political thought, and the history of modern political thought. Leah holds BAs in Mathematics and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MSc in Economics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  

Current Role

Graduate Fellows