Kristin Elisabeth Fabbe

Kristin Elisabeth Fabbe

Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
Kristin Fabbe is an assistant professor in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit at Harvard Business School, where she teaches the course of the same name in the MBA required curriculum. Her primary expertise is in comparative politics, with a regional focus on the Middle East and southeastern Europe, particularly Turkey. In her research, Kristin seeks to understand the relationship between state-driven development strategies and identity politics. Her first book (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press 2019) provides a historical analysis of the role of religious elites, institutions, and attachments in state centralization initiatives in Greece, Turkey, and Egypt. In her other work Kristin examines the effects and legacies of violence, refugees and migration, and state-business relations, especially as they relate to small and micro enterprises (SMEs). Towards this end she has conducted a number of large surveys in the MENA and has ongoing research projects in Iraq, Morocco, Turkey, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. For her second book project Kristin is researching the links between diversity, forced migration, and patterns of economic development through a comparative historical study of urban economies in the period between the first and third waves of globalization. Professor Fabbe received her PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also holds an MSc in international relations from the London School of Economics and a BA in history from Lewis and Clark College.

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Morgan Hall 269, Harvard Business School
p: 617 4955883


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