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I work as assistant professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm. My research studies the process of economic growth and the importance of social structure for international economic development. Currently I am working on projects which seek to understand, both theoretically and empirically, the sources of resource misallocation and low aggregate productivity in developing countries.


Out of Your Mind: Eliciting Individual Reasoning in One Shot Games

Games and Economic Behavior 84: 39-57, 2014, with S. Penczynski.

[published version]

The Economic Impact of Social Ties: Evidence from German Reunification

The Quarterly Journal of Economics 128(3):1219-1271, 2013, with T. A. Hassan.

[published version] [online appendix] [media coverage: Handelsblatt (14/07/2011)]

Incentives and the de Soto Effect

The Quarterly Journal of Economics 127(1):237-282, 2012, with T. Besley, M. Ghatak.

[published version] [online appendix]

Work in Progress

Moral Hazard: Experimental Evidence from Tenancy Contracts

with S. Gulesci, B. Lerva, and M. Sulaiman.

[new working paper] [CEPR Discussion Paper]

Credit Constraints, Education Investment and Misallocation: Evidence from Tanzania

with S. Gulesci, J. de Quidt, and M. Sulaiman.

Financial Inclusion, Entrepreneurship and Employment Creation: Theory and Quantitative Assessment

with T. Besley and M. Ghatak.

[new working paper]

Publication Rankings: Strategic Behaviour and Research Quality

with T. Boppart.

Migrants, Ancestors, and Investments

revision requested by The Review of Economic Studies, with T. Chaney and T. Hassan.

[working paper] [video] [VoxEU]

Language Heterogeneity and Structural Change

Accountability and Incentives: The Impacts of Different Regimes on Hospital Waiting Times in England and Wales

with T. Besley and G. Bevan. [working paper]

Association of Swedish Development Economists

Check the Association of Swedish Development Economists for conferences and workshops on development economics in Sweden.

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