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I work as professor of economics 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.


Immigration, Innovation, and Growth

with T. Chaney, T. Hassan, L. Tarquinio and S. Terry.

Conditionally accepted at American Economic Review

[working paper]

Borrowing Constraints and Demand for Remedial Education: Evidence from Tanzania

The Economic Journal, forthcoming,

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

[working paper]

Testing Willingness to Pay Elicitation Mechanisms in the Field: Evidence from Uganda

Journal of Development Economics 152:102701, 2021,

with J. de Quidt, S. Gulesci, B. Lerva and S. Tripodi.

[published version] [replication package]

Moral Hazard: Experimental Evidence from Tenancy Contracts

The Quarterly Journal of Economics 134(1):281-347, 2019,

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

[published version] [online appendix] [VoxDev] [replication package]

Migrants, Ancestors, and Foreign Investments

The Review of Economic Studies 86(4): 1448-1486, 2019,

with T. Chaney and T. Hassan.

[published version] [video] [VoxEU] [World Economic Forum] [replication package]

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

Market Integration and Industrialization

with I. Almås, T. Boppart and H. Malmberg.

Credit Constraints and Capital Allocation in Agriculture: Theory and Evidence from Uganda

with J. de Quidt, B. Lerva, and S. Tripodi.

Empowerment or Financialization? The Gains from Financial Inclusion

with T. Besley, M. Ghatak and L. Xu.

[new working paper]

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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