Thomas Fujiwara is an associate professor of economics at Princeton University. His research is centered on political economy topics, with a particular focus on developing countries. In particular, his work aims to understand how political and social institutions shape individual behavior and influence representation in both elections and the workplace. He has conducted fieldwork in Benin, the Philippines, and the United States.
He received his PhD from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and a B.A. and M.A. from the University of São Paulo, Brazil.