Greg Distelhorst is an Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management at MIT in the Sloan School of Management. He is also an investigator with The Governance Project at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
His research interests include the social impacts of multinational business, political economy of development, regulation, and authoritarian politics. His management research examines labor and environmental outcomes in global supply chains, focusing on transactions between multinational enterprises and firms in emerging markets. He also studies Chinese politics and public policy, examining how citizens exploit authoritarian political institutions and what prompts Communist Party officials to respond to citizen demands. His research has been published in scholarly journals including Management Science, Regulation & Governance, Comparative Political Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science.
Distelhorst joined MIT from the University of Oxford, where he was Associate Professor of International Business at Saïd Business School and Associate Member of the Department of Politics and International Relations. He previously lived in mainland China for five years, including fellowships through the U.S. Fulbright Program and the Yale-China Association. He holds a BA in Cognitive Science from Yale University and a PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.