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.
Migrants, Ancestors, and Investments
Accepted by The Review of Economic Studies, with T. Chaney and T. Hassan.
Out of Your Mind: Eliciting Individual Reasoning in One Shot Games
Games and Economic Behavior 84: 39-57, 2014, with S. Penczynski.
The Economic Impact of Social Ties: Evidence from German Reunification
The Quarterly Journal of Economics 128(3):1219-1271, 2013, with T. A. Hassan.
Incentives and the de Soto Effect
The Quarterly Journal of Economics 127(1):237-282, 2012, with T. Besley, M. Ghatak.
Work in Progress
Moral Hazard: Experimental Evidence from Tenancy Contracts
with S. Gulesci, B. Lerva, and M. Sulaiman.
Revision requested by The Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Credit Constraints, Educational Investment and Misallocation: Evidence from Tanzania
with S. Gulesci, J. de Quidt, and M. Sulaiman.
Credit Constraints and Resource Allocation: Evidence from Ugandan Farmers
with J. de Quidt, B. Lerva, and S. Tripodi.
The Gains from Financial Inclusion: Theory and Quantitative Assessment
with T. Besley and M. Ghatak.
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.