Address: P.O. Box 640, SE 405 30 Gothenburg
Visiting address: Vasagatan 1, L-building
Phone: +46 (0)31 786 2552
Fax: +46-(0)31-786 1326
Institutions are the key focus of my work, taking two directions:
From a short-run perspective, I investigate dysfunctional institutions. Specifically, I undertake empirical inquiries into the socio-economic determinants and consequences of corruption.
Concerning long-run development, I analyze the emergence and persistence of institutions across centuries. Currently I am investigating the formation and evolution of states.
Development economics: corruption, quality of government, education
Historical economics: long-run development, institutional economics
“The Impact of an Unexpected Wage Cut on Corruption: Evidence From a “Xeroxed” Exam” (with Mikael Lindahl and Andreea Mitrut) [latest version] (November 29, 2012)
Brief video presentation available at EUDN 2012
The consequences of monitoring on corruption and the education opportunities for the poor (with Andreea Mitrut and Mikael Lindahl).The
Rise of Statehood (with Ola Olsson and Louis Putterman)
Observational Learning about Cheating
Electoral Manipulation and Fraud